Nothing in nature lives for itself. Rivers don’t drink their own water. Trees don’t eat their own fruit. The Sun doesn’t give heat for itself. Flowers don’t spread fragrance for themselves.
Living for others is the rule of nature.
A change in colour comes every season, bringing with it a change in lifestyle, viewpoints and much more.
Nature has its own way of calming us. Be it greenery or just a change in terrain level that gives you greater access into the daily life of human civilisation, there’s something really magical about connecting to something that your ancient forefathers could not live without.
Connecting with nature is a ‘senseful’ act; all 5 of your senses are activated: the sight, sound and smell of the surroundings, the feel of a boulder’s rough surface against your hand, the taste of the cold air, nothing beats that.
Nature also acts as a psychological test, I guess. Two people with different perspectives never see/say the same things in the midst of nature’s beauty. It gives an opportunity, provides a window into someone’s life, their way of thinking and feelings.
“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
The way you look at nature reflects the true train of thoughts inside you. No matter what it really means, the beauty of nature really connects us to a past which no longer exists, a past in which humans were as much a part of nature as the flora and fauna in it. In this age of interactive devices and technological connection-cum-isolation, melting into nature and it’s silence can be liberating and can help you be mindful.
In a society which is scared of solitary living, being alone, enthralled in the beauty of a scenic nature spot can help you clear your head and get rid of unwanted stress. Nevertheless, it is upto you to enjoy the natural beauty around us, before we completely destroy it.
What have you felt when immersed in nature’s beauty? Please do share your experiences.