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Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain

Healing In Nature

November 17, 2014 | 11 Comments

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAScurrying up the mountainside, I am insignificant. Sitting atop a boulder, I am at home. I turn my face into sunlight to feel special. I sense the wind encompassing, and the snowfall divine. In nature, I find the most important feeling of all- belonging. I’m not trying to prove anything. I’m not hustling for my worth. I don’t feel tested. There’s no one to judge me. My mind becomes quiet.

When I seek out time in nature, I’m returning home to myself. I access love and acceptance among trees. A cold rock beneath my palm resonates with life. In the forest, I can Just Be. Therein lies the healing.

I want to do more of what makes me feel better. I’m glad to have identified my love of hiking, and grateful for the active meditation it supports.

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and the shadows will fall behind you.
Walt Whitman

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    • Angie

      Thank you, friend. I need warm hiking boots so I can continue my adventures. Hope to shop later this week. I am grateful for lovely natural spaces nearby. XO

  1. Six years ago we bought a bird feeder to put in our backyard for our new kittens to watch out the window. As it turns out the feeder was good for me too, I fell in love with our backyard birds. Now, six years later we’ve both fallen in love with birding and go to places like the Cape May Bird Observatory and the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge to see more and different birds. I’ve always loved the ocean and the beach but I never knew I loved the great outdoors and nature until we bought that bird feeder for our kittens. The ocean always brought me great peace and now the great outdoors brings me great joy.

    I’m healthier and happier for having fallen in love with birds.

    • Angie

      This is wonderful! I am so glad you shared this story with me. Thank you. I love birds, too, and have feeders on the back porch. They are lovely to see and hear. I am grateful you find healthy and happiness in nature with birds. <3

  2. oh, my friend, i get it! we escaped to our favorite beach for camping last weekend and as i sat there with just myself and the waves, i felt more myself than i have in months. keep soaking it all in and keep finding your sacred spaces. and, thank you, for sharing your words with us. they are good for my soul.

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