Spending more time imersed in nature is an effective way to enhance your spirituality.

Your environment can reduce or increase the amount of stress that impacts on your life. Everything that you feel, see, hear, sense and touch outside of your own personal physical space effects your mind, body and spirit. What you experience leaves a lingering impression on your mood, and filters into the body to imprint on your immune system. Getting in tune with nature can greatly benefit you in many ways.

Take The Comparison Test

To test the theory, take a moment to think about how you feel when you are in an environment that is unpleasant and uncomfortable. You might feel anxious, stressed, upset, agitated or even angry, and you won’t necessarily know why you feel any of those things. Now imagine yourself in a beautiful tranquil spot outdoors in nature. Perhaps you’re on a secluded beach, in a fragrant flower garden, or looking at a spectacular panoramic view from the top of a mountain. This place that makes you feel instantly calm, centered and at peace.

Green Benefits

Surrounding yourself with nature’s green stuff helps to lower blood pressure, maintains an even heart rate, and makes a positive impact on your wellbeing. You don’t have to have a huge garden to benefit from nature’s assets. Research shows that even having a few indoor plants in your living space can create a similar positive healing and soothing effect. Looking at pictures of scenic spots is also soothing and calming.

Nature has the ability to bring us back to reality. Being outdoors clears your mind and gives you clarity and a sense of being grounded. Absorbing the peace and tranquility in a park, woodland area or forest helps to lift your mood and gives you something to think about, besides your everyday problems and concerns. Trees in particular have a unique quality that makes people feel more connected to the world, and to other people.

Recharge Your Batteries

Spending time in nature gives you a greater sense of self-awareness and leaves you feeling more energised and rejuvenated. It can help you process your feelings, and minimise anger, fear and other negative emotions. Regularly going for a leisurely walk somewhere peaceful and beautiful can clear away your cobwebs, and inspire you to live life with more purpose. Even on a grey, miserable day you can still appreciate the wonder, beauty and miracle of nature.

Exercising in nature instantly boosts your physical efforts because not only does your body feel motivated and recharged, but your mind is also inspired by the view. This is the one of the reasons why so many up-market retreats are located in beautiful natural settings with breathtaking landscapes and scenery.

Pay Attention To The Small Stuff

Use your time in nature to switch off all of the noise and chatter that normally surrounds you. Savour the peace and tranquility by practicing silence. Tune into nature by paying attention to the symphony of natural sounds in the garden, park or whatever natural landscape you choose to be in.

Watch a bird, insect, or other small creature, going about its business. Look at the leaves and flowers gently swaying in the breeze. You’ll quickly become completely mesmerised by your natural environment and may also sense a spiritual connection with all that is.

You can also align with the elements by:

  • Walking barefoot on the earth
  • Spending time relaxing close to water – choose from a pond, river, lake or ocean
  • On a sunny spring day, soak up the warm rays of the sun (don’t forget UV protection!)
  • At night, feel a deep connection with the Cosmos by gazing up at the twinkling stars

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