“When you spend too much time in an urban environment, you start to magnify your problems and your sense of self-importance. The scale of the architecture is human, and where-ever you go things cater to your needs. We have no frustration tolerance because everything revolves around us.
But in the countryside, nature puts you in your place. You walk in nature and you are an ant amongst the towering gum trees and the craggy mountains. You come back after six months of being away on a farm, and in the busy., paths you have painstakingly carved and slashed have vanished. Nature does not care if you hit the unsubscribed button and fly off to Boca Raton.
But yet your spirit soars. There is a certain bliss in being reminded of your smallness, your mortality. When you know you can’t control everything, you start to let go of the reins that never led to anything much anyway, and your incessant worrying mind starts to relax and stops drowning out your emotions and the senses of your body.
When you walk, there you are just walking.
When you ear, there you are, just eating.” Crystal Lim-Lange
Thanks for sharing this Crystal, it’s a beautifully written piece and I had to share it!