What lessons can we learn and apply to our own lives, by looking at the beauty around us in nature? Glorious moments of wild celebration happening around us all the time, with no news or social media coverage. These nature moments are what they are.
What is it about the sea that is good for our well-being, that captivates us, that seeps into souls and like a siren draws us into its arms? Perhaps it is because standing on the shore and looking out to sea is the place where dreams, ideas and longings are created?
I have to learn to live with life and not try to work against it. But how and where can I learn? I think I have found a teacher in the natural world. The rhythm and cycle of nature show me if I am prepared to listen.
Time in nature always de-stresses me and clears my head. I know from countless previous experiences that nature would be waiting with some small delight to thrill and inspire.
Was it wrong of me to be envious of the blackbird, as I stood under the beach tree in the garden listening to him sing? When he flew away, I was jealous. He had his freedom and I, in lockdown, did not. In some ways, I thought it ironic that nature benefits in this time [...]