Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nature Practice

In today's society we live in such a fast-paced world that we seldom have time to stop and pay attention to the beauty of the landscape around us. I know with myself that it used to be when I get off from work, all I want to do is go home, kick off my shoes, have some dinner, and prop myself in front of the television or the computer. I was just too tired for anything else. But, since I've begun with my Druid classes, I have learned not only to pay attention to my surroundings, but also how to slow down and allow the serenity to take hold...to commune with nature around me. Suddenly, it is not JUST as tree, a flower, a stone...it is a living being with spirit and soul. Below I have posted a simple little exercise that even us urbanites can indulge in. I am also a great one for writing. I've always kept journals around which contain everything from what I did on a certain day to the feelings and emotions that I was going through at the time. I think it is important to write things down so I am forever suggesting journals and writing.

As you move through your day, find some time to take note of the world of nature around you. Slow down and sit in the presence of a tree, a plant....even a house plant....and feel the wind across your face as the weather shifts. Begin to pay a deeper attention to your surroundings. Write about your observations . Describe your journey through the day...going to work, shopping, watching the sunrise or sunset, working in your yard. Where was the Moon in her monthly passage? What was the weather like?


  1. The peace of nature is a good thing.. Comforting and energizing in a way that is difficult to describe. Recognizing the life force that runs through all is something that brings a joy to be that is hard to put into words. They want to give to us as much as we need to accept from them. I am glad you have found this and are diving deeper into it. You will only find more to be excited about.

  2. This is wonderful blog entry and the messages is one I need to pay more attention to and act on.

  3. I love when I take the time to have 'moments' with nature. Really breathing in fresh air, or examining a leaf or a tree. It takes you out of yourself for a while - which is really nice!