One of the best ways to find a sense of spirituality in nature is Gardening. By working with nature to grow flowers, vegetables, or fruit, you can discover a sense of wonder and awe at variety of design in nature and the mysteries of growth. By working in harmony with nature, you can find a sense of peace and calm, literally getting your hands in dirt and connecting with the soil and water that fuels our lives.
Gardening doesn’t have to be elaborate or time-consuming. You don’t have to take up full-scale farming or get yourself overly burdened by a project that will become one more source of stress. Gardening includes care of houseplants, attention paid to a small flower bed, establishment and care of an herb garden, or even spending time admiring a rose garden you’ve planted. Nature is everywhere, and you don’t have to spend more than a few minutes or hours to gain a sense of spirituality in nature.
Like any other endeavor, the more time you spend on an activity, the more you will likely benefit. But in our culture of living in boxed up buildings and rarely encountering more wilderness than a few blades of grass, it’s important to embrace small bits of the wilderness right in front of us and easily accessible to us. If all the wilderness available to you is an orchid plant in your home or office, it is nonetheless a piece of God’s creation and a piece of creation you can admire and care for, and even contemplate.
Blessings for your spirituality in nature during this lovely springtime, Cindy
Cynthia Coe is a writer based on her farm in Tennessee. This is an excerpt from her book, “Considering Birds & Lilies: Finding Peace & Harmony With the Everyday World Around Us.” Buy this book in paperback or ebook edition by clicking this link. Also included in Kindle Unlimited.
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This excerpt from Considering Birds & Lilies Copyright 2017 Cynthia Coe. All Rights Reserved.