Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. – Gary Snyder.
Living a modern life in the city has made us look at nature as some far away place disconnected from our daily routines. We lead busy and organized lives, where we feel burdened by stressful problems that continue to arise day by day. We end up being egocentric and greedy to the point we forget to simply pause and live.
When we seek peace and silence, we retreat somehow to nature to find sense, mind and soul. But nature is not some place we can just visit on holidays or weekends. It is rather our most solid and beautiful home, where we can easily find anything that our souls crave. It gives us life.
When I came to realise how simple and soothing that thought was, it opened my eyes on a lot of things. Finding purpose in enjoying the small things in life from smiles to a ray of sun, made so much difference to my happiness the past 3 months.
We are so lucky to be alive on such a planet. What are we even doing to it? Rethink how urban can meet nature, not destroy it. How do you connect to nature from the city? I think nature and city can be friends not enemies, it’s just our choice to make it that way. 🌏