We are all products of nature. Even though we have tried to remove ourselves from nature with cities and civilization; we still need nature in our lives.
Science is starting to offer evidence of what many already know; nature is good for us. Here's a short list, just three, of the ways we can benefit from nature.
- Time in nature reduces stress. Take a walk among the trees and plants within minutes you can start to feel the stress melting away.
- Our mood improves. It stands to reason that if you reduce stress your mood will improve.
- Faster healing for those that are ill. Looking at pictures of trees or flowers helped patients heal faster than when they just looked out a window at a brick wall.
If you don't have easy access to a place to walk among the trees or plants, research is showing that viewing pictures of nature helps us. Which is one of the reasons I am such an advocate of decorating your home in a way that includes some photographs of trees, flowers or nature in general.
Today I am sharing this photo of a tree that always makes me feel good. Can you picture it in your home? Would meditating on this for a few minutes improve your mood?