Today I made it out to my favorite place for soaking up nature, slowing down and tuning in. I love how this place always reminds me that the natural rhythms of the earth are slow, peaceful and harmonious. The wind rolls through the grass, bowing the stalks in a gentle movement, the eagles glide through the sky, the water meanders past.
It reminds me that no matter how chaotic and unbalanced the world might seem, below it all, there is always a harmony and a sense of connection that pervades it all. We are more akin to this than we are to conflict and division. We are, after all, created from this. The food you eat grows from the soil, and your body is fueled, rebuilt and regenerated by the gifts of the earth. We are the earth. Taking time to get back to that, to pause, breathe and just be, is essential to our mental and spiritual health.
I hope you also find a time to get into nature soon! It did so much for me, and now I'm ready for a warm cup of coffee and a little jazz music while I relax.