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Nature as Therapist

Nature as Therapist

Therapists note that when the weather turns warm and balmy in the spring, they seem to have fewer new clients, whereas the cold and dark months of winter bring a greater number of ardent seekers.

Nature indeed is a good therapist. What in nature heals you?

Is it the wind blowing strong in your face as you stand on the ocean shore or mountaintop, cleaning out, as it were, the old, gathered cobwebs of pain or sadness?

The sun? It warms your back as you take a walk in the morning, inviting you into the day, and assuring you that all is right in the heavens.

The rain? In spritzes or in torrents, it brings life to our Earth, food to our tables, and a feeling of closeness and security when seen through the window of a dry and warm home.

Clouds? Always changing and moving and sometimes totally, absent or represented by the merest waft, they are always taking the shapes of things or reminding us of something. And they never fail to uplift the spirit.

Nature is almost always accessible.

Read more: Spirit, Inspiration

Adapted from Moments in Between, by David Kundtz (Conari Press , 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by David Kundtz. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from Moments in Between, by David Kundtz (Conari Press, 2006).

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10:12PM PDT on Apr 29, 2013


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4:24AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

She's always prepared us all we need; let's stay close to her

9:57AM PDT on Oct 16, 2011

nature is accessible except when you're trapped 10-13hrs a day at a desk.

5:13AM PST on Jan 30, 2011

Thanks for the info.

2:37PM PST on Jan 28, 2011

Nature is a great therapist because it's so beautiful and allows anyone to engage in its splendor and doesn't judge, ridicule or analyze us. It allows us to be and in the process help us find ourselves. Thanks.

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