When ever I feel farthest from myself mentally and emotionally, I turn to nature for a cure. I sit with nature and let it cleanse my soul of old thoughts that no longer serve me. For the past year I have been creating snow hearts and nature designs to help me feel more connected with nature. What I have learned the most is that nature reminds me to love myself and my surroundings. To love what is right in front of me and know that I am where I need to be in that moment.
By creating nature art I feel at peace within myself, it is a form of meditation for me. The process of creation empties my thoughts of past and future. My mind is then free to play in the moment with what I have. Once the process is complete, I am filled with a lively attitude to take on anything.
I am grateful of these past few months. Yes, winter was a frigid one this year, but I was able to find warmth within my heart from the snow.
How do you feel after being out in nature? What brings you to a place of calm? What do you love to create?