You, Me, Nature & Holistic Health

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.

Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other”
doesn’t make any sense.”

– Rumi

Spring is a wonderful time of year for many. The days become warmer, longer, and have more daylight. Green is bursting forth from the little shoots coming up in the ground, and the trees and foliage are greening up.

One of the aspects of holistic health is our connection to nature, how it takes care of us, and we take care of it. We are a part of nature. We are nature. While it is important to take care of our health, we need to also contemplate and participate in taking care of nature’s health.

Spring is the time of year for growth and renewal in nature and in ourselves. It is, for those in northern climates, a time to become more active and get outdoors after a more dormant period of winter.

I recently was tending to a local community garden in an urban area. It is located on a busy corner in the city. Prior to this garden existing there was less foot traffic in this area. Often, while tending the garden many will smile, say, “Thank you!”, or “It looks so beautiful.” While removing leaves, debris and old plant matter, I contemplated how the health of ourselves is inextricably linked to the health of our environment. Particularly, nature.

It is my little contribution to the world to help create a green space within an urban setting, to pick up trash, and add a little joy and beauty to those passing by, in addition to supporting the ecosystem.

It is important that we take care of nature; to keep it vital and alive. All of us depend on it. What are you doing to contribute to the health of nature and the earth’s inhabitants?

Enjoy this time of year reconnecting to nature and contributing to the health of the earth, and it’s inhabitants!

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