There I stood arms up high my long winter hair flowing in the wind standing on the edge of the cliff overlooking the city i love. I’ve never felt more free and known more about who i was and why i am. The hardest questions in life sometimes have the simplest remedies for me how i face life is with a calm soul, awakened mind, and nature.
Nature is the Golden key to life and i treasure it with all i am. Humankind is a great race we have build skyscrapers and blocked mighty rivers but those forces keep us alive. The forest is untouched by the building hands of man its where you can go back and connect to everything and just think (mindfulness). The practice of slowing your mind is a excellent practice makes you think through your actions so when you go back to society you are level headed and make decisions with a clear not corrupted mind.
I asked Maggie Lucille Andrews what her take on this topic was.
Ms. Andrews age 23 lives in california is a ex cal poly mustang and a Weekend Warrior. She currently lives in San Luis Obispo where she teaches yoga and explores Big Sur often. Here is her take.
“I think that we become ourselves when we spend time in nature.We take the time to not only appreciate the world around us, but the way we exist and the role we have.” Said Maggie Andrews I asked Maggie Lucille Andrews what her take on this topic was.
Ms. Andrews age 23 lives in california is a ex cal poly mustang and a Weekend Warrior. She currently lives in San Luis Obispo where she teaches yoga and explores Big Sur often.
“I can say my spirit has been its happiest and most at ease and carefree when i’m outside.” Said ms andrews in an interview after she went for a 13.5 mile run training to run her next adventure. She hasn’t always loved nature as a kid she hated rain, or anything not under a roof at home. Even through her fear she learned the power of nature and overcame her obstacles and now is encouraging others to embrace the outdoors.I asked ms. andrews what her favorite part of her new found love was she hit me with a sight i can’t unsee. “When you make it to the top of the peak and everyone’s silent and there eyes light up. That’s raw power of the spirit of nature and its effect on us all we have to do is seek it out and listen.” Ms. Andrews has found the power of nature in its fullest and has shown me a new way to see my surroundings. She also has taken we along on her adventure and i can say i’ve grown as a man, person, and a brother to her.
In the imortal words of john muir “ the clearest way into the universe is through a forest
Nature also has been proven to help us psychologically. A test by taking charge america proves that walking and being in nature lowers stress and improves our senses. Your eyes and smell receptors increase with the fresher air and open our heads and mind more than in a urban enviroment. This proves to me that nature is a mental and physical healer and we need to use our free resource of well being.
People need to not worry about life as much as we do. If you find that life’s getting hard and all you wanna do is go in your bed and never come back out go explore the vast adventure of the world around us. Go get Lost so you can be found again!