Do you ever glimpse those wild places along the roadside? On the edges of a park or springing up between the cracks in the sidewalk? Unbridled nature, weeds and insects, scruffy trees, towering branches, spots of red and gold flowers? Yeah, those places. As I'm writing this, it's spring verging on summer, and nature has come alive. The air is ripe with buzzing insects and the scent of chlorophyll. The world has gone wild.
It's during these times that I feel a yearning to dive into the wild and go exploring. When I see a copse of trees along the margins, I am drawn to it. I long to leave behind the concrete and the glass and dive into the chaos of nature. I want to ramble through the brambles and bracken. I want to hide from society and find solace in solitude.
My husband thinks my desire to lose myself in nature is crazy. He hates bugs and the outdoors. In turn, I don't understand why he won't sit on the grass and never wants to eat dinner in the back yard.
The truth is that researchers have studied the effects of nature on the human body, and here's what they have found--
Being in nature...
Though we live in an artificial environment, we are creatures of nature. We were built by nature. Even the Bible says that God made Adam from clay. Our origin is the soil itself. We need nature much more than nature needs us. So please make room in your life for nature. Love the trees, love the soil, love nature, love the wild.
Read more about the health benefits of nature.
How do you interact with nature? Leave a response below, and thanks for reading!
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