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Connect with Nature: a Fun Outdoor Exercise

Connect with Nature: a Fun Outdoor Exercise

A sense of deep connection with nature is our birthright but, alas, we all too often lose that sense in the busy-ness of our daily lives.

Here is a simple activity that will appeal to your inner child and help you to feel the connection again. Often, the simple act of changing our perspective–the way we see things, and the angles and directions from which we view them–is all it takes to bring us closer to nature. And Spring is the perfect time to do a little exploration of the different ways of seeing a scene outdoors. It only takes a few minutes, and itís great, refreshing fun!

Find a natural setting that feels comfortable and welcoming, and then see how many different angles you can view it from. Once youíve settled and feel aligned, move around in as many ways as you can think of. Sit in the center of the space and face outwards in different directions. Lie on the ground and look up at the sky. Face the trunk of a tree and stare at the bark. Sit in its branches and look down toward the ground. Lean your head back and look at the trees upside down. Sit in the open, beneath a bush, stand up, lie down, crouch on all fours. How do your perceptions change from place to place? How do you think the other organisms around you see the same place?

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Adapted from The Findhorn Book of Connecting with Nature, by John R. Stowe (Findhorn Press, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by John R. Stowe. Reprinted by permission of Findhorn Press.
Adapted from The Findhorn Book of Connecting with Nature, by John R. Stowe (Findhorn Press, 2003).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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8:25AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

Thank you for new perception ideas! I will think about them!

4:24AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

This is the simplest form of being comforted

10:59PM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Good idea, thank you.

10:58PM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Good idea, thank you.

10:57PM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Good idea, thank you.

10:57PM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Good idea, thank you.

10:56PM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Good idea, thank you.

9:02AM PST on Nov 11, 2012

nice idea

10:54AM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

ty

7:56AM PDT on Jul 14, 2011

Thank you

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