The Vedic medicine and philosophy has always promoted nature as the best healer. But not just for physical ailments, but to restore and balance the mind, emotions and spiritual body.
We know that fresh air, connection to flora and fauna, growing food, immersion in elements like water/beach and earth/mountains and forests or even a peacefully and warm glowing fire can be all that is often required to calm the mind from heightened emotions like fear, anxiety, worry, anger, sadness and frustration.
So why don’t we do it more often? From my perspective of analysing modern society, I’ve noted that immersion in nature is simply not embedded in what we do. Our food is grown for us, many livelihoods are created in offices, in front of screens and in synthetically lit environments. In addition, we commonly exercise in a gym environment instead of fresh air and natural environments.
Today my friend, I would like you to take note of what your mind is doing... is it chatty, loud, frustrated, angry, anxious, flighty or worried? Are you heavy in the mind, feeling stagnant and unmotivated? If so, what can you do today to cultivate a routine spent outside? Can you go for a walk instead of the gym? Head down to the beach side for dinner? Start a garden project or simply eat a meal outdoors?
I’d like you to try it and notice what happens to your mind and emotions... you might be surprised at the stillness and clarity you find.
With light and love,