Taking time to wander in the forest can be therapeutic to your well being. Forest therapy is a practice that promises benefits for mind and body. It can cleanse from the modern-day technology overload.
Forest therapy is rooted in the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, which is often translated as "forest bathing." A term that refers to immersing yourself in the atmosphere of the forest.
The intent of forest therapy is to put you in touch with present-moment experiences within a meditative walk. The sights, sounds, and smells of the forest contribute to the experience so the brain stops anticipating, recalling, and worrying. Being immersed in the moment involves noticing and sensing things rather than judging or evaluating.
There is a tree on my favorite trail that looks like he has a big nose, I call him - The Wise One. He sits at the trail’s entrance and overlooks the forest valley welcoming all who enter. It is within this forest that I find peace meandering amongst the trees for they whisper the truths that I seek.
The daily noise of our lives distracts us from what is real and honest. We must learn to settle into the silence of our minds in order to find the simple truths. Without silence, there cannot be any real appreciation in life, which is as delicate in its inner fabric as a closed rosebud.
- Deepak Chopra
Like the rosebud, which eventually blooms into a rose, life will flourish when it is ready. The delicate inner fabrics that have been there since it's creation will unravel into intricate beautiful layers of experience and knowledge. Do not fear the silence for it is there that we find our truths and appreciation. Look deep within yourself to weave that inner fabric with love and peace so that when it blooms it will go forth into the world as true light.