There are many benefits to connecting with nature. Spending time out doors among the plants, animals, and elements that surround us can do wonders for our well being. For myself, I notice a greater calm when in nature, as well as greater clarity about my place and purpose in the world. Getting to know the wilderness gives me a better understanding of who and what I am and how things work. It allows one to see the connections between all creatures and things, including ourselves. And a cool part of getting to know nature is that there is always more to learn! You can always go deeper.
How does one begin to connect with nature?
I didn’t always have a connection to nature and strong sense of place. When I was a child I had a pretty strong nature connection, while I was in a natural environment anyway, freely interacting with and engaging in it, playing with the earth, the plants, feeling the air on me, and swimming and wading through whatever body of water I could get into.
Hi! This week instead of an article I am going to write about our camping trip last weekend.
Over the last weekend John and I went camping up in Mount Laguna. It was really fun. We found a great spot nestled in the forest under some oak and pine trees. We were the only ones camped in that neck of the woods. We actually camped for free! It is legal to camp for free on National Forest land, you just can’t care about having a toilet, shower, or running water. Which we don’t mind.Continue Reading