Fresh air and some time outside can do wonders for our mind, body and soul. From the natural environment, interactions with nature can depend our understanding of how the world around us works and the tranquility of escaping the humdrum of everyday human interaction allows our minds to be set free. Finding the time to enjoy the world around us and by exploring what the earth has to offer, our horizons broaden to the deeper meanings of our unique purposes in this world.
As a child a lot of my time was spent outside. Climbing fences, running barefoot through the mud, or even feeding ducks! All those moments have opened my eyes to the intricacy of howl life around us forms. Spending that time outdoors instead of couped inside watching television taught me to appreciate the small things in life. Like ants that are small but still end up cleaning our world, or bees giving us fruits. Without noticing these things, I wouldn’t know how much we have to lose. Not only has spending time outside intrigued my interest to learn more about the things around me, it has also been my safe haven.
When stress consumes us, we often go for a walk or take a trip to the local park. The state of peace that nature effects cannot be replaced. The stillness and everlasting beauty of the outdoors awaken all our senses. It allows us to be alert to experience the calming scents and sounds that are bodies desire. Nature is therapeutic! Even our ancestors have long looked to nature as an outlet to relieve stress and have found that in the stillness a lot of discoveries can be found.
Through the medium of nature, not only are discoveries of the life around us made, but also within us. It is through spending time outdoors we realize just how closely we’re intertwined with the earth. Through interactions outside, we learn and we grow to aquire more information. And stillness of the natural environment allows us to discover who we are, who we want to be. Nature will always be a fundamental part of our lives either through impacting the sciences or influencing the arts, it will be the common thread that unites us all.