Depression: Through the Pain

You CAN make it through the pain.

Observing Nature

on June 4, 2013

Good morning!

One of the most calming things in the world is spending time in nature.  Depending on where you live that could mean hiking in the woods, gathering eggs from your chickens, petting your cat or dog, feeding your hamster, or watching ants on a city sidewalk.  If you work in an office cubicle, perhaps you’ll see a spider spinning a web.  Look closely.  The natural world can be found almost anywhere. 

It’s important to take your time as you quietly observe and interact.  Don’t just pat your dog’s head a couple of times.  Really feel his fur. Is it coarse or fine?  Observe the color.  He’s not just “brown”.  Is he caramel, dark chocolate, espresso, or some other?  Watch, feel, and listen to him breath.  Can you feel his heartbeat with your hand?  Keep going this way as you observe whatever part of nature is before you.  Is the ant carrying something?  Is he scouting around or following a definite line?  Where is he going? 

Take your time, observe quietly, and enjoy the process.  Do this as often as you’re able.  You’ll likely find the easing of your mind from worry and pain.

I’ll be back tomorrow.  Keep using your tools!

Blessings, Elizabeth

*** If you are new to this blog, it is best to start by reading “About” and the first entry that was posted on May 13, 2013.  Then read each consecutive entry, one per day.  Welcome!

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