Wisdom from the Farm: Nature IS Nurture – 3 Quotes

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Our lives get so busy with tasks, projects, and even with the goals we set for ourselves. We have responsibilities, obligations. People depend on us; we depend upon ourselves.   We’re pulled this way and pushed that way.

ACK! What are we supposed to do about it all??!

The answer is Nature.   Nature IS nurture! Nature can restore our balance.

We don’t have to travel to exotic locales or far-flung lands to be nurtured by Nature. While it’s wonderful to stroll through a cool forest or walk along a sandy beach, we can still be balanced and restored by a vase of flowers or a “common” houseplant.

When you’re with Nature, whether it’s spending time in a magnificent park or observing the weeds growing alongside the road, take a moment to observe what you are seeing and experiencing.

For instance, look closely at a flower. Notice how it’s put together, the richness of the color, and how its color is made up of different hues and a variety of shadings. Look how velvety the petals are and how they shine and glow in the sunlight.

Immerse yourself in that flower. Observe it deeply it will astonish you. Let it blow your mind and open your soul.

Here are three quotes that can help you get into the right frame of mind:

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir

 

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. ~Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time. ~Katrina Mayer

 

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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