The Gift Of Nature

I recently read, ‘Breathe’ by Becky Hemsley and it encapsulated beautifully what a gift nature is to our lives:

 

“She sat at the back

and they said she was shy

She led from the front

and they hated her pride.

 

They asked her advice

and then questioned her guidance

They branded her loud,

then were shocked by her silence.

 

When she shared no ambition

they said it was sad

So she told them her dreams

and they said she was mad.

 

They told her they’d listen,

then covered their ears,

And gave her a hug

while they laughed at her fears.

 

And she listened to all of it

thinking she should,

Be the girl they told her to be

best as she could.

 

But one day she asked

what was best for herself,

Instead of trying

to please everyone else.

 

So she walked to the forest

and stood with the trees,

She heard the wind whisper

and dance with the leaves.

 

She spoke to the willow,

the elm and the pine,

And she told them what she’d been told

time after time.

 

She told them she never

felt nearly enough,

She was either too little

or far far too much

Too loud or too quiet

too fierce or too weak

Too wise or too foolish

too bold or too meek.

 

Then she found a small clearing

surrounded by firs,

And she stopped…and she heard

what the trees said to her.

 

And she sat there for hours

not wanting to leave

For the forest said nothing…

it just let her breathe.”

 


To read more from Becky Hemsley, check out her book Talking to the Wild

Would you also be interested in experiencing a level of communion with the nature and get a totally different perspective of how everything on Earth works with you, for you and be present with every molecule of the earth and your being? Check out this video by Gary Douglas where he explains how to do a “Meditation Walk” with the Earth.

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The Gift Of Nature