By spending time in natural settings, you can resolve the problems of your psyche, and like the sage discover the treasures buried within your own mind and the universe.
~ Today's Daily Quote from the TaoWoods Center ~
Almost every person I have ever met enjoys time in the out-of-doors. Some people like to walk alone on an ocean beach. Others thrill at the opportunity to go hiking, camping or canoeing. Still others flock to federal, state, county and city parks. For some, with super busy lives, it might be as simple as time spent in the back yard watching a robin hunt for a juicy worm.
If we are able to muster the willpower to leave behind our cell phones, iPods, Blackberries, laptops and all the other techno features of modern life, we quickly realize in our isolation that we are nothing more than one aspect of nature. This realization is both frightening and exhilarating simultaneously.
It's frightening because we quickly see that we are a mere speck in the totality of existence. It's also exhilarating because we feel an inherent connection with all around us.
Consequently, getting away to the woods, beach or mountains isn't merely a recreational pursuit; it's something we all need to feed our inner self. It's so easy to find ourselves anew staring at the rhythmic action of ocean waves or an eagle gliding high overhead. We each need such exquisite solace to truly be alive.