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Natural Peace
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Natural Peace
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Developing a relationship with nature can be a transformative experience that fosters profound spiritual knowledge and inner peace. The natural world has a way of drawing our attention and evoking feelings of awe and amazement that go beyond everyday concerns. Whether we're enjoying a stroll through a dense forest, listening to the tranquil sounds of a running river, or gazing up at a starry sky, being fully immersed in nature allows us to escape the noise and distractions of modern life.

We can discover comfort and a stronger connection to who we are and the world around us in these peaceful times. The interdependence of all living things and the exquisite beauty of creation are things that nature has a way of making us aware of. We start to experience an inner sense of harmony and unity when we allow our hearts and minds to be open to the rhythms and patterns of nature.

This connection to nature creates a pathway to spiritual knowledge. Immersing ourselves in the natural world helps us to obtain a strong feeling of the present and awareness. We become more conscious of the subtleties and knowledge found in the natural cycles, which teach us valuable lessons about impermanence, resilience, and interdependence. By taking part in this communion with nature, we can better understand who we are, where we fit in the cosmos, and the greater forces that govern existence. We find solace, rejuvenation, and a great deal of spiritual nourishment during these periods in nature.


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For this exercise, find a way to get outside. You don't have to be in the middle of the woods or relaxing on a beach. Even a simple walk in a yard or a park will work just fine. Once you're outside, close your eyes and take a deep breath in. As you exhale, imagine all the tension melting off your body. You might find it more comfortable to sit down if you'd like. Keep breathing fully and deeply, each breath dropping more and more unnecessary stress. Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale. Now bring your attention to the sounds surrounding you. What do you hear? How would you describe those noises? What sounds come from nature and what sounds come from humans? Open your eyes and let your vision drift to the areas beneath you near the ground. What elements of nature do you notice? Are there flowers springing up from the dirt? Can you see any insects or worms? Now bring your eyes to your level keeping your head and neck soft and unbent. What colors do you see? Is there anything you may not have noticed before? Anything out of the ordinary? Gently turn your head to face the sky. Are there clouds today? If so, what shapes can you see? If there aren't any clouds, notice how the sunshine feels on your face. Close your eyes once more, and ask yourself, "What can nature tell me about the higher power in my life?" Take a moment to answer this question in your mind. Feel free to stay outside as long as you'd like.

Watching Now
Natural Peace
Natural Peace
Skylight • 06:25

Developing a relationship with nature can be a transformative experience that fosters profound spiritual knowledge and inner peace. The natural world has a way of drawing our attention and evoking feelings of awe and amazement that go beyond everyday concerns. Whether we're enjoying a stroll through a dense forest, listening to the tranquil sounds of a running river, or gazing up at a starry sky, being fully immersed in nature allows us to escape the noise and distractions of modern life.

We can discover comfort and a stronger connection to who we are and the world around us in these peaceful times. The interdependence of all living things and the exquisite beauty of creation are things that nature has a way of making us aware of. We start to experience an inner sense of harmony and unity when we allow our hearts and minds to be open to the rhythms and patterns of nature.

This connection to nature creates a pathway to spiritual knowledge. Immersing ourselves in the natural world helps us to obtain a strong feeling of the present and awareness. We become more conscious of the subtleties and knowledge found in the natural cycles, which teach us valuable lessons about impermanence, resilience, and interdependence. By taking part in this communion with nature, we can better understand who we are, where we fit in the cosmos, and the greater forces that govern existence. We find solace, rejuvenation, and a great deal of spiritual nourishment during these periods in nature.


View Transcript
For this exercise, find a way to get outside. You don't have to be in the middle of the woods or relaxing on a beach. Even a simple walk in a yard or a park will work just fine. Once you're outside, close your eyes and take a deep breath in. As you exhale, imagine all the tension melting off your body. You might find it more comfortable to sit down if you'd like. Keep breathing fully and deeply, each breath dropping more and more unnecessary stress. Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale. Now bring your attention to the sounds surrounding you. What do you hear? How would you describe those noises? What sounds come from nature and what sounds come from humans? Open your eyes and let your vision drift to the areas beneath you near the ground. What elements of nature do you notice? Are there flowers springing up from the dirt? Can you see any insects or worms? Now bring your eyes to your level keeping your head and neck soft and unbent. What colors do you see? Is there anything you may not have noticed before? Anything out of the ordinary? Gently turn your head to face the sky. Are there clouds today? If so, what shapes can you see? If there aren't any clouds, notice how the sunshine feels on your face. Close your eyes once more, and ask yourself, "What can nature tell me about the higher power in my life?" Take a moment to answer this question in your mind. Feel free to stay outside as long as you'd like.


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