This week, we are thinking about how we bring nature into our lives. John Muir, known as the "Father of National Parks" reflected on the power of spending time outside:
We spend each day surrounded by an environment that fuels us. It’s the most accessible form of inspiration we have, yet it can so easily lose it’s novelty and become a backdrop as we go about our lives.
We often forget to notice what’s around us. We forget to recognize how special and powerful it is that we spend each day on a planet that created us, sustains us, and energizes us.
Nature provides us with a bounty of beautiful sights, smells and experiences, and it sits waiting for us to get our hands dirty. The more time we spend outside, enjoying the world around us, the more we realize just how special it is to be living in the midst of such vibrance overflowing with life.
Spending time outside has become a true luxury in recent months, as we’ve been forced to spend the majority of our days inside, eyes locked on screens, perpetually sedentary. For many of us, even a short walk outside can be the highlight of our day. It’s rejuvenating, recenters our minds, and can help us return to the day’s work or transition into something else with more focus and inspiration.
It’s even been proven that the more time we spend outside, the healthier our minds will be.
This week, we encourage you to gather energy from the world around you. Take the time to draw your awareness to it: the intricate color gradients of the flower along the sidewalk; the imposing trees that line your block; the details of the buildings on each street corner, or even the way sunlight passes through your windows, into the room where you sit.
There is endless beauty all around you. Notice it. Let it energize you. Allow yourself to experience the true power of your home: Earth.
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What nature that you see everyday can you learn to draw energy from? How can you build in increments of time spent in nature into your daily routine?