Looking after Nature

Bringing nature into our everyday lives will help us connect with ourselves and each other as well as think about and value nature, encouraging us to incorporate more sustainable behaviours.

It is desperately needed. Nature is struggling to survive and need our help. Nature and the human species share the same eco-system, therefore it is important we look after nature and start to experience nature and all that nature has to offer us. By us basking in nature in all weathers, we can start to reap the benefits for ourselves.

We must value nature so that nature looks after us. Nature has other rewards too. It is good for our mental, emotional and spiritual health. In light of the coronavirus, making a connection with nature, has never been so important.

Nature not only helps us connect and appreciate wildlife, but it helps us connect with ourselves, sometimes in solitude, sometimes not, but always connecting with nature and ourselves.

As David Attenborough concludes in his ‘Extinction’ documentary, the human species and nature must coexist together if nature and the human species are to survive. Spending time in nature is good for us.

People who spend time in nature are happier, healthier and more relaxed about their lives, even with any issues they may have to deal with. Connecting with nature helps you think about your life in the whole, nature helps us identify with yourselves, which means you’re more likely to change your outward behaviour.

Looking after nature has never been so important. So, no matter the weather, bask in all its glory. Get yourself wrapped up and get out there. If you have a back garden, why not put nuts and seeds out so birds can come into your garden and you can give them a home.

24 Sep, 2020

6 thoughts on “Looking after Nature

  1. People don’t seem to understand how important nature is to us and the planet, as without it, we definitely wouldn’t survive.

    Living on many farms as a child helped me to better understand the connections, whereas other people who haven’t wouldn’t see them as plainly as I do.

    There are some parts of city life that I enjoy, but I’m glad that I live in a place where you don’t have to travel very far to get to the country.

    I’m what a lot of people would consider very lucky to live in a state like Maine seeing as there are so many others who would normally pay a fortune to come here to connect with nature.

    They call it ‘Vacation-land’ for good reason which I forget sometimes, because I see it every day; I do truly enjoy it and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

    1. Thanks Randy. I agree with you on both. Nature is massively important for our survival. You’re lucky to have lived on a farm as a child, you will have got to see how everything worked first hand.

      Sadly, nature has been talked about, but how we live has not been talked about, if it had more of us would have taken note earlier.

      I agree with David Attenborough that unless we turn the corner now, and start doing our bit to contribute to change, through our lifestyles, there will be no nature to look after and our own species will struggle to survive also.

      Although nothing was talked about our discussed with me as a child about wildlife etc, I am lucky that through my own disability issues, I became aware of just how important those connections were.

      As you say you’re lucky to be living in a gorgeous part of the world. There is nothing like being able to take in and bask in the wonder of nature. Slightly difficult in these times, but through the other end Randy, you have inspiration you can draw on.

      We must all do more before it is too late. Climate change and animal extinction is real and even if you don’t believe it yourself, you can still listen to the ‘scientists’ who are wading in on the facts and don’t do anything to harm wildlife, even if you don’t believe it yourself.

      In other blogs on my website, I have talked about how we can reduce our carbon emissions and that of our animal protein intake.

    2. My wife loves hummingbirds and hummingbirds love her. There is something undeniably lovable about them.

      So I agree, we should all connect with nature more, I don’t know how we got away from that.

      1. How lovely Tim. Good for your wife. Yes, nature and spirituality go hand in hand.

        Generally, we’re more earthly more than we are spiritual and being earthly means we’re more ‘material things’ orientated, than we are nature orientated.

        It is important we go back to nature, interact more with nature. We need to live our lives around the natural world, so that everything we do helps save them in their natural habitats and that helps save us.

    1. Thanks. Yes, it’s the only home we have and yet we’re living a lifestyle that is harming nature and us.

      It will be a case of waking up too late to pull back if we continue to live our lives selfishly as opposed to selflessly. I can’t stress that enough.

      Whilst it is not for me to form an opinion on how others choose to live their lives, without us all fundamentally changing the way we live, nature is already feeling the wrath, future generations will too.

      In the meantime, I will continue to write and showcase everything that matters not only to me, but hopefully to those kind people reading my blogs.

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