If we sit still in the forest for long enough we naturally find our place in nature. There is no need to think. The beauty and the beast of pleasure and suffering together teach us all we need to know.
And we find a balance and peace.
From the beauty we see the laws of nature expressing themselves, the purity of reason reflected in the order and symmetry. We see our minds as part of a greater mind.
From the beasts, from the weather and the bugs and from our own body, we learn that we are not in control. For our bodies, we know deep down, are part of nature too….
And, if we can continue to relax the body and let go, we will find the greatest of relief. We will realise how much to have tried to control had been a stress and a burden….
Going home, if we find stress calling us to again let go, we will find that if we can relax the body we can relax the mind….
And, as we relax the mind, we find that peace, order and reason return as if our heart was returning to its forest abode.
I offer this for your reflection
This article deepens the perspective raised in Times of crisis 25 – A walk in nature.