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What do you do to connect/reconnect/ interconnect with the natural world around you?

Updated on March 27, 2012
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Beata works as a qualified primary school teacher, a councillor for drug and alcohol addiction and a farm caretaker for organic olive grow.

The dramatic Western Australian landscape, a big backyard to play in...

The sharp points of spinifex covered in a fine coating of the red dust, in swags on the ground, looking at the cooling ocean line...
The sharp points of spinifex covered in a fine coating of the red dust, in swags on the ground, looking at the cooling ocean line...
beauty is around me, beauty is inside me, I am so full of joy, I cry...
beauty is around me, beauty is inside me, I am so full of joy, I cry...
My Aboriginal friend takes my hand: "We are all part of the one web - humans, animals, trees, rivers, stones - all vibrating at different frequencies...
My Aboriginal friend takes my hand: "We are all part of the one web - humans, animals, trees, rivers, stones - all vibrating at different frequencies...
if we damage one single hread of the web, the entire web is affected, this beauty here is not here to stay if we don't try to protect it."
if we damage one single hread of the web, the entire web is affected, this beauty here is not here to stay if we don't try to protect it."
I wiped my tears of joy nodding my head: "Life is demanding we take charge or our own circumstances to create and protect the life we want."
I wiped my tears of joy nodding my head: "Life is demanding we take charge or our own circumstances to create and protect the life we want."
A D Hope suggests in his poem Australia, that perhaps our barrenness and remoteness means we can grow something special here.
A D Hope suggests in his poem Australia, that perhaps our barrenness and remoteness means we can grow something special here.
Australians have much to learn about the sacred when it draws closer to the terror and fear, on which their civilisation was built and based.
Australians have much to learn about the sacred when it draws closer to the terror and fear, on which their civilisation was built and based.
Like the puzzles and strugles of the journey, the sacred offers and takes away.
Like the puzzles and strugles of the journey, the sacred offers and takes away.
A challenge to our survival in this dry timeless land is our never-ending fight with its constant floods and fires...
A challenge to our survival in this dry timeless land is our never-ending fight with its constant floods and fires...
and yet a promise of a better and more worthwhile life is always with us.
and yet a promise of a better and more worthwhile life is always with us.
People have all of the resources they need inside themselves to bring positive change in their lives ...
People have all of the resources they need inside themselves to bring positive change in their lives ...
... but many people are not in touch with natural world, for them it is nothing less or nothing more just the playground to use and play in while they can.
... but many people are not in touch with natural world, for them it is nothing less or nothing more just the playground to use and play in while they can.

The closer we look, the more alive we become

the nature around us

breathes with life,

a piece of rock

seems dead

and passive

to our naked eye,

magnify it,

it becomes full of

intrinsically restless

molecules

atoms

and subatomic particles

vibrating

in high or slow

motions.


Everywhere you look,

the closer you look,

outside in

and inside out

you feel

life force vibration.


Science is magnificent

by giving us those

magnifying glasses

to view life

from a higher perspective,

by conducting

experiment

after experiment

to join in

all the missing links

on our empty map of universe,

and yet

the greatest obstacle in science

is illusion of knowledge,

by trying so hard

to answer all those open ended questions

we are missing the most important ellement:

"The question of existence and non-existence."


We all dream to live in harmony

with ourselves

with others

with the natural world

that spread all around us,

we want

so desperately

to find

the lost connections

that are still in place,

the relationship

between these

vibrational influences

and engergies

is forever,

without us knowing,

inextricably linked.


Physical energy

of things

we can see and touch,

is never lost,

just changes its form,

to the metaphysical.

Space and time

are paradigms of the mind.

Human thoughts,

all experiences

and events

in natural cycle of life

are eternally regenerating,

nature around us,

and in us,

is ever changing

and still the same.


Let this stirring vision

of a new natural world

inspire you

to walk out your dream

and create the seemingly

impossible.


Take a few moments to observe

the natural world around you,

inside out

and outside in,

the closer you look,

more you dip in

to the depths of these emotions

withing which

qualities

of protection

preservation

and righteousness

are being forged.

And whatever it is,

whichever

has the strongest reaction

let that be your cause.


So many of great

before us and now

view life from a higher perspective

not from a point of view

of personal gain,

for Steve Irwin

and Jane Goodall

it was

preservation of animal species

and their environments.

Their visions came from

their understanding

of the interconnected nature

of all natural beings

-the interrelated structure of reality.










A D Hope: Australia

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    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you, Melis, happy you liked it:) All the best with you hubbing and always happy to hear from you again:)

    • Melis Ann profile image

      Melis Ann 

      6 years ago from Mom On A Health Hunt

      Wonderful images. So nice to be reminded of how we can connect with nature.

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      Thanks Danette for your lovely comment, I am sure that your past of the world is beautiful too...it is just, like you said, to find the time to get out of our confined places to get lost in woods again and smell the roses on the way:)

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      Danette Watt 

      6 years ago from Illinois

      Lovely pictures! Unfortunately, I don't connect with nature often enough - always feel like I"m too tied to my computer working. But when I do, I know it makes such a difference in my mood and outlook, sense of peace, etc.

      I would love to see Australia. My older son went there on leave last year or so ago and he really liked it. My dad almost moved us there back in the 60s when the govt. was trying to get people to settle there. Maybe some day I'll get there too.

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you, Eddy, nice to hear from you, happy that my 'scattered images in my mind' are useful for someone:)

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      I truly loved this one so an up up and away plus a bookmark into my most useful hubs slot;the beauty in words are so evident here.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you, my fellow hubbers, if my hub helped you to stop and smell roses, I can not aks for anything more:)

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Great hub amazing as the nature around us. Voted up. Enjoyed reading.

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      Credence2 

      6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Beata, after reading your work, I am reminded how much more fun it has been to just stroll around on foot instead of driving. Either side of the road becomes a blur at 40 mph, but at the speed one can walk a universe is opened for discovery, things that were overlooked because of the need to pay attention to the road, now can be studied. It has always been in plain site, but how many of us can stop and smell the roses. I have to be blessed.

      Hope that all is going well for you 'down under'

      Thanks Cred2

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you, 'my fellow teacher' for your positive response and have a great day full of positive thoughts:)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Inspiring hub topic on our view of nature and living in harmony within its realm. Your captions under the photos are a great add to the content. Enjoyed the postive flow of your message.

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      Thanks my fellow hubbers for your warm and genuine responses, I feel your connection in this natural life web of ours:)

      I have read the wise words of Chief Seatle somewhere as well as the wise words of many other Indian chiefs and leaders of other indigenous nations, suprisingly, in different words and languages they send out the same message, it is sad that mostly

      we are too busy or caught up in our own Western world to actually take time to absorb it...

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      fascialhealth 

      6 years ago from Limerick, Ireland

      You ask what do we do to connect to our natural environment. I love to lay on my back legs and arms outstretched and feel fully grounded. Heat from the sun gentle breeze on yr skin and nothing but the sounds of birds and humming buzzy things in and out of ear shot doing their thing. Watching clouds build and merge and drift and pass. We have however ruined so much of the planet it makes me very sad. Can't think of it now, but if u know the words of Chief Seatle? American Indian. Sorry written hastily from mobile. Thanks I enjoyed yr words and yes everything is energy everything is connected and yet so many people spiritually unconnected to our natural environment.

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      hirundine 

      6 years ago from Nelson, B.C. Canada

      "My Aboriginal friend takes my hand: "We are all part of the one web - humans, animals, trees, rivers, stones - all vibrating at different frequencies..."

      Sweet! Which echoes my reply to your question. .... Cheers!

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      Happy it was useful, Chuck...now I have to take break from writing for a while, had been home with flu and thoughts start to fly far and wide:)

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      Chuck Nugent 

      6 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Beautiful pictures and thought provoking text. Great Hub. Enjoyed reading it as well as the opportunity to pause and ponder what I had read.

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      Hi Bob, always loved science, but I was told at school I am not good at it...have been always artistically oriented and later in life I discovered this creative connection between science and art, everything is interconnected after all:) Being teacher myself now, I try to open the eyes and minds of my pupils in every directions...there is no way I will tell someone he or she is not good at something...it is the worst the teacher can do, just to close the door to new knowledge and excitement...

      It is mind blowing to read about new science experiences and discoveries...it makes me so enthusiastic about life and our future:)

      Thank you, dear Jenubouka, I am just a teacher of art who is interested in many aspects of life....and this good place to think aloud:)

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      jenubouka 

      6 years ago

      Such beautiful words and photos Beata! You have such a gift to write with such knowledge and wisdom, and you camera eye is incredible.

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      diogenes 

      6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Lovely Beata: A lyrical paen to current scientific thought.

      One of the greatest eye-openers for me was the moment when I discovered "Life" and "Non-life" as it was once catagorized are not different at all but just different manifestations from the matter/energy bank!

      Bob

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      I come from Europe like the most 'original settlers', just came two hundreds years later after they took the native inhabitants their land, now it is a different Australia, with unresolved 'black and white' issues of the past, that are slowly being discussed and a country of rainbow of colours, where no colour is better than the other:)

      Thank you for stopping by Jack acknowledging my little writing and all the best to you wherever you are:)

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      Jackwms 

      6 years ago

      A very nice hub. The photos are wonderful, as is the sentiment and feeling that is embodied here. You noted that Australia is your adopted homeland. Where did you start?

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you Daria and all the best:)

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      dariashakti 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Very nice! :} Voted up..

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      6 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you, Dexter for taking your time to stop by, my adopted homeland is beautiful, and hopefully it stays this way for many centuries to come:)

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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      Such wisdom and beauty from your words. And Australia really is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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