Welcome to another edition of the “Get Happy” Series! If you are looking for ways to become happier in life, look no further!
Nature is our soul’s place. It is where our spirit can just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. In nature we are away from the everyday hustle and bustle, and there is space to just be… We can breathe in the amazing smells of the outdoors, and breathe out appreciation and relaxation. We can hear the birds and other animals, and we can see the amazing beauty of it all. This is the paradise we live in!
Just simply being present in nature does wonders to our happiness levels. There have been studies conducted which showed that by simply looking at a tree for a bit of time, we reduce our stress and anxiety levels. Nature gives you the space and time to think clearly and to feeeel. It is never in a rush, but never too slow either. It simply is, and that’s what is so great about it. There is just something about spending time in a place where you are completely surrounded by nature that brings you to a natural state of centeredness. You feel at peace and that you are supported by something greater than yourself.
These days, many of us are so disconnected from nature that we have never really spent enough time alone in nature to realize this. If you want to alleviate some grieving or depression, go take a walk alone in nature. You WILL feel better by the time you get back :). If you are stressed or anxious, take a break and go take a walk in nature. Let your mind wander and let your feet lead you where they want to go. You will feel much more relaxed and ready by the time you get back. I have done a lot of my deepest healing, thinking, and personal development in nature. It always inspires me and sends me messages. I am always learning from nature, and you can too if you are willing to take the time to be present and open.
“Nature loves efficiency, which is very odd for something supposedly working at random. When you drop a ball, it falls straight down without taking any unexpected detours. When two molecules with the potential for bonding meet, they always bond- there is no room for indecision. This expenditure of least energy, also called the law of least effort, covers human beings, too. Certainly our bodies cannot escape the efficiency of the chemical processes goings on in each cell, so it is probable that our whole being is wrapped up in the same principle. This argument also applies to personal growth- the idea that everyone is doing the best he or she can from his or her own level of consciousness” – Deepak Chopra
To your highest happiness,