When I think about connection to nature, my instinct is to stop thinking about it and go outside

Keywords: Connection, Nature

To engage with nature from a more intellectual, classroom setting, feels counterintuitive, but I believe there is much to be learned. The reading has made me reflect on my own experience, as well as gain insight from others.

https://celliotsustainability.art.blog/2020/02/05/our-connection-to-nature

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A picture of my grandfather in the mountains in California. He took me on my first real backpacking trip when he was 75, and I was 10.

2/4/20

When I think about connection to nature, my instinct is to stop thinking about it and go outside. All the real living I’ve done, has been outside. I’ve been lucky enough to have spent many days in the wilderness, where I didn’t think about my connection to nature until I returned to my modern house, with electricity and running water and thick walls and furniture. To engage with nature from a more intellectual, classroom setting, feels counterintuitive, but I believe there is much to be learned. The reading has made me reflect on my own experience, as well as gain insight from others.

In “Mind in the Forest” by Scott Russell Sanders, he describes falling into the habit of following his breath…

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