I value nature.
I spend time engaging with the natural world.
I am part of the natural world, connected to all that exists within it.
Whether it’s in the backyard tending to a garden or flower bed, or on a hike in the mountains, taking the time to be immersed in natural surroundings connects us to our own natural presence on the planet. We often forget that our bodily aspect is part of the natural world. Our bodies are tuned in to the cycles of seasons, the rising and setting of the sun, and the lunar pull. We are just as connected to the physical world as any other organic system. We may not consciously feel that connection, but it exists whether we’re aware of it or not. Immersed in nature, our nature connects even more deeply to its planetary home and co-habitants. A walk in the park can be as nourishing to the spirit in the body, as a hug can be to the heart.