Lay under or sit against a tree. Take your hands and feel the cool grass or Earth beneath you. Imagine the intricate root system of life growing under you. You are lying within the life energy of the tree. Feel the energy. Watch the movement and pay attention to the shadows of the leaves as they move. The tree is alive. Connect with this living system of energy. When other thoughts come to your mind, let them pass through. A train of thought without a passenger to pick up will fly right by and not stop. Refocus on your surroundings. What do you feel? What do you hear? What do you smell? Commune with the movement of the leaves as they dance in music of the wind. What is the song about?
When we take time to reconnect with nature, we are reconnecting with ourselves. We are not a part from nature, but a part of nature. Knowing this, you can come home any time. Be one with nature and be happy, my friends!
Laura Barrette Shannon