What do you do to connect/reconnect/ interconnect with the natural world around you?
Hike, camp, rock hound, volunteer at a wolf sanctuary, meditate outside. I also pick up animals that have been hit bay cars and bury them. I collect feathers, rocks, wood, go to the ocean or the mountains, play in the snow and go to gatherings held outside.
Ultimately I visit places where "man" has not been. I have found that these places enable me to have a significant connect. it enables deep contemplation and seems to focus my attention to nature and ultimately God. These places are special; yet they do exist in many places. The ones I focus on are north of Lake Superior; one in particular is a significantly special (although I have not been back in 30 years) cedar swamp. It is about 1/2 mile (almost a kilometer) off the Ogoki Road (North of Nakina); the water that spews from the natural spring in the swamp is a spectacular site to behold. Although it is a swamp the spring is enveloped in wild roses and other flowering shrubs.
Not too far from here I witnessed the wisdom of nature; a most wonderful scene, a lone wolf chased down a moose calf, and had the sense to drown the calf rather than bleeding it. After he drowned it; he caught my scent and retreated without the kill (temporarily). When I briefly inspected the carcass I was amazed that it was not bleeding. He knew enough to kill it and preserve its body so no other animals would be alerted...
Meditate. Find a place your your mind that is blank and non-judgmental. A common being such as a tree seems far more than a tree when we don't give it a name. When we don't put a label on it. If we can sit and look at this structure growing from the ground, notice every aspect of it and how it has grown yet don't name parts of of it to yourself; look as if you have never seen it before. A tree can become more amazing than it has ever been. If we are able to look at everything in life, including people, without judgement or labels, simply observe but not take notes; everything becomes more beautiful. It is as though we have greater understanding when we are not trying to understand. When we look at life through the eyes of a child when nothing had a name and everything was new.
We are part of the natural world, often in a hustle and bustle of everyday busy life it slips out of our mind, so give yourself a promise every day...take a few moments to observe the natural world around, outwardly and inwardly, feel it deeply...into the depths of these emotions within which qualities of protection and preservation and righteousness are being forged.
the nature around us
breathes with life,
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it becomes full of
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I don't look down at my feet.
As I walk, I look at the scenery and be enthralled by the fresh air and the scenic ambiance. I look ahead the street and I would be awed by the distance, by the magnificence of the world. I look at leaves, and even these simple organic compounds can have an aesthetic aspect.
Everything is under mathematics and science, but nature is not. To fully connect with nature, we would have to put our pure maths and science aside.
I like to get to the beach first thing in the morning, right as the sun is rising, before anyone else is out and enjoy the solitude!
by Grace Marguerite Williams15 months ago
God..........IS or ISN'T existing? Why? Why not? Support your analysis?
by christiananrkist4 years ago
i asked this question in the Q&A section a while back and only got 1 response. given any worldview wouldnt a supernatural event had to have taken place at some point? most theist would obviously say a god/gods...
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