A Day in a Life: In Nature

I sit in stillness. I sit in nature. I breathe in the colored threads of the morning sun’s energy. I listen to the sounds of nature. Nothing overpowers. Nothing stands out. Nature sings in harmony. The Peewee calls, the woodpecker knocks on the trunk of a tall tree, a dog barks, a lover asks a gentle question. The cicadas vibrate the air, merging their energy and sending it along the same interconnected threads that I breathe in. I quietly take it all in. I am peaceful in this moment.

I am innerly focused, far from the world’s wars, conflicts, worries and troubles. In this moment of harmony with nature I forget that there are political, financial, social, environmental issues, that there is illness and disease, that there are struggles and hardships aplenty. In this moment I am at peace.

It is a day for me to stay connected in this way, to let the world go for a few hours, to listen to the sounds around me and simply be harmoniously present. It really isn’t that hard to do once the intent is set.

As I sit in the warm morning light I notice that all is well, that Mother Nature likes us to be this way, in harmony, part of the symphony that sings, chirps, breathes together. This is where we should be every day of our lives, but how can we when there is so much else to worry about, tend to, play along with.

I feel the urgent call of Mother Nature, asking us to more fully accept the truth of our existence on earth, that we are just one of the harmonizers. We seek to sing our solos, but in reality when we are too self-centered and demanding we interrupt the natural balance, the natural harmony. In reality we are just one in a chorus of all the voices of nature.

In her book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson wrote: “The history of life on earth has been a history of interaction between living things and their surroundings. To a large extent, the physical form and the habits of the earth’s vegetation and its animal life have been molded by the environment. Considering the whole span of earthly time, the opposite effect, in which life actually modifies its surroundings, has been relatively slight. Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species–man–acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world.”

Take a day, or even two or three, in nature. Just be. Just be part of it, in harmony.

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