I woke up this morning at 4am to the sound of the Dawn Corus as the birds greeted their day and one another. I lay in bed and thought how wonderful to be so happy when you wake up and greet the day.. Each Bird chirping away!
I was reminded of a passage I had read in one of Wayne Dyers books, about our intent as we wake.. and instead of thinking to ourselves “Oh God another day” as we think of all the tasks, and chores we need to complete..
Why not change the emphasis to “ OH GOD! ANOTHER DAY! To enjoy and complete the things we love to do, and give thanks that we have another day in which to enjoy this beautiful Earth..
In this modern age, we spend so much time indoors, focused on the busyness of our lives and disconnected from the earth, when much of what we truly need can only be found under the naked sky.
Spending time in nature allows us to commune with other living beings and to find comfort in the nurturing embrace of Mother Earth, Even doing as I am doing today just sitting absorbing the atmosphere of my garden allows me to feel refreshed and alive.. Because we instinctively know that nature is good for us on many levels, it’s not unusual to feel powerfully drawn to it. Even if you live in a city or find it difficult to travel to a forest or the countryside, there are a myriad ways to reconnect with nature.
When you step out of your door each morning, pause for a minute and close your eyes long enough to let your senses absorb your surroundings. Listen and breathe deeply, until you hear the wind rustling through branches, smell rain on damp grass, and see the reflection of leaves brushing up against windowpanes..
Spending time connecting with nature nourishes the soul, reminds you that you are never truly alone, and renews you by attuning you to the earth’s natural rhythms. Taking a walk under the stars or feeling the wind on your face may be all it takes for you to reconnect with nature. Remember, you are as much a part of nature as are the leaves on a tree or water bubbling in a brook.
The sights, sounds, smells, and sensations we experience that are part of nature can remind us of all the gifts Mother Earth grants us each day. And then we can truly say,,
Thank you God for another Day