Mindful Monday: Nature – a tonic for the spirit

November 10, 2014

Sunset from Cape Byron Lighthouse2

Getting away to places in nature that are untouched by the hands of man are particularly peaceful to visit!   Any  place in nature is good for the spirit, but those spots untouched by man have an extra special opportunity for peace and solitude as there are usually far fewer, if any, people around and there is that extra special untouched magic about them.

So what is it about nature that is so good for us?

From my own personal experience, I believe that spending time in nature:

  • calms us
  • quietens the clutter and chatter in our minds
  • provides a beautiful environment for activities such as walking and hiking
    (also great for the mind, body and spirit)
  • the sounds of nature relax and soothe us
  • connecting with nature is energizing, making us feel more alive
  • provides silence and solitude – everyone needs some time alone – even extroverts!

Spending time in nature is essential for all humans to truly flourish, especially in this day and age of concrete jungles, social media and technology!

Do you get out in nature enough?  What benefits does being out in nature give to you?

Ciao for now,

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  • Reply Anne@Grit and Giggles November 10, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I love getting out in nature, appreciating it and taking it all in and most of all photographing it. You are right getting outside gives you so much. I find I know when it is too long between doses. What a beautiful photo.

    • Reply Min November 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      Ahhh we sound like kindrid spirits Anne! Thank you for the compliment on the photo. It was taken from Cape Byron Lighthouse – looking towards Byron Bay beach 🙂

  • Reply The Exercise Hitlist November 10, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I find that when I am out hiking or mountain biking, I am able to think clearly again without distraction. It is easier to remember the important things in life are the people and places, and that ‘things’ are just things. I love coming across a view that makes you stop and go ‘Ahhhh’ and makes you glad to be alive. Nature has the ability to make me feel refreshed and energised. So yes I completely agree with you and wish I could capture the moments like you do! I have been to the lighthouse in Byron Bay for sunrise and your photo brings back many great memories. 🙂

    • Reply Min November 11, 2014 at 9:23 am

      Hi Beth, Being active + being out in nature = perfection for healthy mind, spirit and body 🙂 I need to do it more often than I currently am. There are so many things to fit into our days – so getting the balance right take a little trial and error! Byron Bay is gorgeous isn’t it! 😉 xo

  • Reply floodproofmum November 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I live in a natural paradise and it is wonderful. So soothing for the soul.

    • Reply Min November 11, 2014 at 11:32 pm

      You are so lucky! I see that you live on a farm but I’m not sure exactly where you are. It is my dream to leave suburbia and live a little more rurally. I don’t want to be out in the sticks but I crave a more rural existance. I just want to be surrounded in nature rather than neighbours I think! 😉

  • Reply Alicia November 11, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I always feel better after getting out in nature. Reinvigorated. When we go holidaying, I love to get up in the morning and appreciate the views, and some peacefulness of that time of day.

    • Reply Min November 11, 2014 at 11:33 pm

      I feel the same Alicia. I love beautiful views and early mornings have a fresh and peaceful feel about them don’t they. I have five nights at Burleigh Heads coming up in December – beautiful views, early morning beach walks – cannot wait! 😉 x

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