In nature I see what can’t be defined, what is beyond concepts and ideas, beyond the material world. That unseen force that causes a seed to sprout, that turns flowers towards the sun, that knows when it is time to drop the leaves.
Nature is quiet, and even when we ignore it, it just goes on, unfolding, adapting, honouring the cycles of life, unperturbed by our ignorance.
We are nature. Being in nature helps us to reacquaint ourselves with this timeless aspect of who we are. Knowing this mystery within us can bring a balance to the topsy, turvy challenges of everyday life. Recognising this steadfast, timeless, changeless aspect of who we are supports us to weather every storm and know that we have safe refuge, always available within.
We define ourselves in all sorts of ways; our jobs, our relationships, our possessions, our achievements and successes – and, supporting all of these is our fundamental true nature, the fundamental existence or life force that allows it all to be, and that is within us all in equal measure.