Connecting with Nature - How to Connect with Nature
Nature - So Close But So Far
Wild plants creating a gorgeous view, rivers flowing through hard rock or other random spots in the landscape, lots of insects moving from place to place tirelessly, sunlight taking over most of what's in sight, wind blowing and touching branches creating a relaxing symphony, fresh air smelling clean and being scented here and there by soil and by plants, by mud and by moss...
Nature in its pure form is completely different from what many people nowadays are used to experiencing most of the time. Cities, streets and sidewalks, shops and cars, electronics and internet - sure, all of these have their beauty too, but nothing feels better than connecting with nature. When did so many of us get so far from it? Why is it that we take so many walks through town and so few through forests? Why do we consume processed food and leave raw foods so far behind? Why do we wear sunglasses and sunscreen so often and enjoy sunlight so little? Why do we create unhealthy liquids for consumption when water is the best thing to drink? Why don't we sit in the middle of nature more - feeling as just another wild part of it, touching the earth, smelling pure scents, breathing clean air deeply?
Tips on How to Get Closer to Nature
There are many ways to connect with nature even if you're living in a small apartment in the middle of a big city. Of course, the best thing to do in order to connect more with nature is to go as often as possible to wild places and to enjoy as much of it as you can - run through wide plains, climb hills, hike, smell the flowers, eat edible wild plants, take deep breaths of fresh air, embrace the sunlight, touch the soil, drink spring water! Having a healthy lifestyle also gets you closer to nature - if you eat lots of fresh foods, drink a lot of water, make a lot of physical exercise, think positively, enjoy sunlight, sleep well and have other healthy habits too, you can say you are tasting life in a clean way, very close to how you'd experience it in the wild.
Other ways to get closer to nature include growing your own food (even in a small apartment, one can plant and harvest foods), having plants in the house, taking walks often, enjoying parks, using natural products, connecting more with people outside the Internet, and even climbing trees and running barefoot on bare ground. Nature is beautiful and connecting with it makes people feel good and offers a new perspective from which one can understand life.