” Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting – over and over but the nature will always calm you down and cut off your loneliness.”
In early February, I found myself walking through the streets of Delhi. I crossed a still busy road at that evening hour. The sun was fading behind a pink- and blue-colored mist, foreboding rain.
I entered a quieter street with trees all around , there I heard the voice of a Nightingale hurled melodic fragments through the air. The blossoms scented the air, filling it with sweetness as the Nightingale filled it with sound, and behind the city’s pale haze, the evening sun filled the sky with light. The air was scented with sound and stirring limbs and opening blossoms, a call to become fully alive. On that particular night, the fragrances of flowers in bloom gave way to the dance of uncountable drops of light . It was not clear if the stars were falling to the Earth or the Earth was birthing sparks of light.
Watching that sparkling scene, I remember that I felt the need to fall in love. That was my reaction to that moment which I literally enjoyed . The moment which brought the feeling and desire to love . The joy of spring is not happiness derived from something that we have received or that we will get. It generates a power to participate in aliveness . We experience this joy in the presence of other beings, encounters with the more-than-human-world. This joy inspires the desire to care for life. Such joy sustains itself through acts of caring and gifts of delight.
To me, this exchange of joy is the essence of our experience of what we usually call “nature.” To be in touch with nature is to be included in an intense mutuality. Nature has a power to bring a calmness in your soul , you won’t feel alone . you will enjoy your own company when you feel attracted towards the brightest stars and sky . when you will enjoy and feel the cool air .
In this respect, we can say that what we truly experience when we are connecting to nature is the call of our Higher Self. We are never really disconnected from nature, nor can we extract ourselves from connection with other beings. We are entangled with all life. When I talk of Higher Self, I’m not referring to a person or the inner voice of the superego (some messenger telling me exactly what to do and judging me for not doing it, or not doing it well). The Higher Self does not command. You can feel nature as a call to connect, to nourish aliveness by communing with others. You can think of it as your own Higher Self.
SO IN THE END , WHAT I WANT TO REMIND YOU IS THAT :-
LOVE NATURE , STAY CONNECTED AND ENJOY YOUR OWN COMPANY. LIVE THE LIFE TO THE FULLEST.