Reflection and mediation is an important part of our lives, being able to focus on a topic, and thinking deeply about it. For many, nature is a good topic to reflect on, as it can bring peace and calm. In our day-to-day lives, there are many ways we can choose to reflect on the environment.
For the most adventurous, hikes are a good way to reflect on nature. Being in the wilderness, away from the other distractions of your life, you can start to focus on what’s around you. Instead of making the hike about the ending, make it about the journey, and what you see along the way. Those who don’t have the time or have no interest in hikes could even try a short walk in the nature nearby. This can be helpful, not just to your mind, but also to your appreciation of what’s around you. A nearby park or garden, or something similar, would be a good place to try this.
Most of us have a routine, but never actually stop and reflect on these things we see every day. Whether it’s a tree you see every day on your way to school, or something growing outside your home, there are many gems of nature scattered throughout our lives, if only we would notice and recognize them. The next time you go through this routine, instead of tuning out everything you have seen hundreds of times before, focus on them, and focus on the small details of nature’s beauty.
Overall, instead of always being in a rush with our lives, choose to slow down. Gain a better appreciation of what we all care about, and what we are all trying to improve. Enjoy the good around you, instead of always worrying about the bad. And if you can, convince your friends or family to try the same thing.