I was working earlier this morning at promoting my hand made books on a craft site called Etsy, wherein there are forums which enables the site users to engage with one another, a method of bringing people together in shared endeavour. Mainly the forums ask questions relating to their shops, or customers, or problems or simply to have a chat to break up the day. This morning a question provoked my interest as it broke away from the everyday and asked
“What are you doing when you find yourself truly connected to nature?”
There was a variety of interesting replies, many supporting the view about how nature was a resource for recharging and inspiration. One reply noted how seeing an animal in distress connected her to the immediacy and demands nature sometimes places on us. I thought about it for a few moments and replied. This is my reply,
“nature holds everything , our existence on the planet is all about connection. When we learn how interconnected everything is, we start to take on responsibility in our own lives for how we choose to live. I am beginning to feel that life is about understanding that interconnection, and living fully within that realisation. It is lifelong learning full of challenges and deep joys. The journey toward Truth and Beauty is the totality of our lives, we determine how far we proceed on that journey. “
I am loving how rich that journey is, and how important my decisions are everyday, every moment as to how satisfying my brief encounter on this planet is. At the same time I face the constant reminders that the human experience is very different depending what situations we are born into. My responsibility is not only to myself and my immediate family, it extends to all living matter.
I am sending my thoughts out in the hope that they resonate and that as companions in time, we all respect our individual journeys.
The beautiful image is by Monet, an artist who worked tirelessly at his vision of truth and beauty.