Off on a Hike...
I had the lyrics of Sugar Magnolia in my head the other day when I went hiking at Mt Agamenticus, "We can discover the wonders of nature"~The Grateful Dead
I've been wondering lately, what has happened to us as humans that we have forgotten to live with the laws of nature. Nature is a healer. I sought out the woods to destress myself and there's a great power with it once we allow it to work with us not against us. I love this reminder from "The Serpent and The Jaguar by Birgitte Rasine "You are part of a greater, deeper, more ancient whole. This why no one can take your own dignity away. No one can commandeer your thoughts, no can can own your heart, no one can impose false laws onto your soul. If so many of us are disconnected from each other, it's only because we have forgotten how to sing to one another, how to listen, how to talk, without judgement, comparison, false intention or fear. Let these dry old shells that we wear die and our joyous, youthful soul spring back to vibrant life!"
Or as Einstein put it, ""A human being is a part of a whole, called by us 'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."