Why Do I work with Nature?
"We need images within ourselves of what it feels like to be literally swarmed by hundreds of butterflies in a summer meadow. How it feels to walk through the evening forest and hear the gentle call of an eagle owl. How it feels to sit on the roots of a thousand-year-old tree.
Only if we internalise what is being lost right now is there hope that we will continue to hold space for the sparks of life that are still alive within us and create new ones so that one day they can return.
Thus our efforts for a healthy and powerful culture of mourning are dedicated not only to the personal well-being of as many people as possible, but to the continuation of the whole web of life of which we humans are only a small, yet so powerful part."
Nature connection refers to the deep relationship and sense of belonging that humans have with the natural world. It is the idea that we are not separate from nature, but rather a part of it. Connecting with nature can have profound positive effects on our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
There are many ways to cultivate a deeper connection with nature, including spending time outside, practicing mindfulness in nature, and learning about the natural world. Some people may find that engaging in outdoor activities like hiking, camping, or gardening helps them to feel more connected to the natural world. Others may find that simply taking a walk outside or sitting in a park can help them to feel more grounded and connected.
By being fully present in the moment and focusing on our senses, we can develop a greater appreciation for the natural world and our place within it.
Learning about the natural world can also deepen our connection to nature. This can involve studying ecology, biology, or environmental science, or simply observing the plants and animals around us and learning about their behavior and habits. By gaining a greater understanding of the interconnectedness of all living things, we can develop a greater sense of respect and appreciation for the natural world. Overall, cultivating a connection with nature can have many benefits, including reduced stress, increased happiness, and a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life. It is important to prioritize our relationship with the natural world and make time to connect with the environment around us