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Many ask, What is wellness?  Many also ask, What is the connection between wellness and nature, or even, ourselves and nature?  This could be a long conversation, but I will just start to explore it now, and continue on over days.

I just returned from several days in the forest.  Often when I go, I feel inherently a connection, a sense of being.  Which of course is contrary to the occasional feeling living and interacting in our man-made cities and communities.   Don’t we all crave to be connected?  To ourselves, to our mates, and to others in the world.  Then, there is this connection to what is natural, or real.  Ok, real can be a concept, so let’s start with nature.  That which has not been influenced by man.  Ever notice the natural beauty around us?  It is everywhere, but most influencial and abundant in the wilderness.  What is this feeling?  Why are we drawn to it?

It is our connection to ourselves, to a higher form, to our source that we are drawn.  It is the connection we crave.  And to access this connection means to listen, and respond the what is real, natural, inherent in this world.  The quiet we seek, the answers we crave are in this connection.

I wonder what you and others may think… I invite you to explore what it means to you to be connected, to respond to nature, listen.   What is there for you?

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