Calm The Mind, Change The World

Spending time in nature is a shortcut to serenity This is a truth we intuitively understand.

Spending time in nature is a shortcut to serenity This is a truth we intuitively understand.

Time with nature opens the eyes to your heart, serenity so refreshing engulfs your being, allowing you to get connected thoughs and reflections that otherwise would have been lost. 

Time with nature is indeed a shortcut to serenity  This is a truth we intuitively understand. Take an unhurried gentle stroll beneath the canopy of a forest with no destination in mind, take in the gentle, rhythmic sound of rain on leaves overhead, scaling the hills around a beautiful lake with the cleansing burn of fresh air in your lungs or sitting with your gaze fixed on a point where sea meets sky are routes to instant calm.

The word 'nature' comes from the Latin natura, which is from the same root as the Latin word for 'to be born' and is equivalent to the Ancient Greek word  phusis , meaning 'natural growth'.

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For Aristotle, the world was divided into nature and 'artifice', by which he meant human intervention. Subsequent philosophers questioned this division, but it still has a common sense appeal. Modern life is both enabled by and cluttered with artifice. Human interventions insulate us from the natural world. They keep us warm and well fed in winter, and help us to cheat time and multitask. All of this is wonderful of course, but it mwans that we are living at more of a remove from nature than ever before. 

 

Calm challenge for the day: Swith off your photo for just 15 minutes. Get up, get out, talk a 10 mins walk paying attention to the little details of nature around you. 

 

Calm your mind; Change the world.

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