I’m a Capeverdean native living in Denmark, currently studying my engineering master degree in Sustainable Design. I am married to a Dane and we have 2 little princesses. I hope this blog inspires you in multiple ways. Feel free to leave a comment or follow me on social media!

Reconnect with nature

Reconnect with nature

Nature is everywhere, we just need to learn to see it! I mean not just see it but truly connect with it.  Connecting with nature means more than simply going out to get a little fresh air. Rather, it entails reconsidering our individuality, and recalibrating our wider human and ecological relationships. We live in a society where whatever we need we can just go to a store and buy it or even buy them online and get them delivered right to our door. We almost never even know where our tomatoes are growing or how our fresh veggies were brought to the table. By living in the big cities we can no longer even look into the sky and be able to actually see stars. We are all surrounded by artificial stuff that does not even allow us to connect with the nature. Most times you have to go further from the city where you currently live, in order to be able to see and have a physical contact with the nature.

Take a moment to reflect on your daily life and determine how much time you spend in front of the computer, on the phone, watching television, texting, blogging, facebooking or whatever. I believe we have lost something precious and mindful. The more plugged into things we get, the more disconnected from nature we become and when we are disconnected from the natural world we lose our ability to feel empathy for what is going on but also for those who do care or show interest in trying to create awareness around the topic are seen like some sort of hippie freaks. We live in an age where being environmentally friendly is associated with being a eco-freak, hipster or a tree-hugger.  Taking care of the environment is somehow thought of as being something stupid or uncool. Off course that all this  has to do with the lack of education we provide to teach children and adults of the many benefits they can experience from immersing themselves in the nature habitat.  The first step we all need to take is to develop a vibrant knowledge and understanding of what is truly going on and why are we lacking resources and destroying our planet. 

So why don’t we all take some  time aside to immerse ourselves in the natural world and experience all the physical and mental benefits that it has to offer? 

I believe that a true and genuine connection with nature is essential part of our life, allowing us to slow down the pace, create balance in life, emotional health and learn how to see ourselves from a proper perspective. In the end of the day,  It is hard to take care of something you have developed no respect for or don't even know. So, we have to spend more time in nature to truly feel it and truly get to know it.

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ― Albert Einstein

Photographer : Inez Dawczyk

 

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