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.
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).