Look to nature for hope

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Though dead, the marigolds, holy basil, and dill were rich with flowers gone to seed. I spent a good hour standing in the sun and harvesting them, which to me felt like the best way to spend a day that seemed to lack in hope. For there is nothing quite so hopeful as saving seeds for the next year. The action itself is one of hope–it implies that there will be a new year, that there will be new flowers and new seeds, and that this cycle will go on.

https://juliasforza.com/2020/11/05/saving-seeds

Shifting thoughts from anxiety to possibility, the possibility of awe and the treasure of being truly present and grateful with all that we have

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The moon has always evoked awe, a kind of deep reverence in me ……especially the full moon. And I believe awe makes us feel humble in the grander scheme of things , awe invokes faith that things are going as per a plan and that all we can do right now is to say a holy (and safe) yes to protect our loved ones and ourselves.

https://awonderfulworld.life/2020/04/09/april-full-moon-night-the-lantern-of-the-soul

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

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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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