Nature has a way of reminding us of how integral we are with the world. Simply going outside and noticing the trees, birds, wind and sunshine is a reminder of our small place in the universe. Coneiya, the understand that we are all connected with everyone and everything else, is best understood outside.
Nature reminds you that you are but a part of a symphony of voices. Not all of them human. We are all one. Simple fact. We breath the same air. A red bird, in a distant tree, with a great song reminds me of that.
That is only one way nature helps you get in touch with yourself. Activity such as walking through nature ads the dimension of using your mind and muscles in natural ways. Even a short walk can do wonders for how you feel.
We are one with the energy around us. Many of us have forgotten how to hear it. We become acclimatized to even a bad odour. You may forget about it until you go outside for a while and return to remember how bad it smelled, then we forget again.
I am beginning to realize we have become acclimatized to the sensation of feeling the energy that is all around us all of the time. One of the ways I am getting in touch with this now is the vipassana meditation I am now doing. The focus of the meditation is on the body and you begin to realize how many sensations we have learned to ignore. I am now getting in touch with this and learning how to feel my own body.
Now that I know how to be equanimitous enough to perceive the energy without judgement, I’m finding I notice it when my mind is quiet.