“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir
Welcome to another day in your glorious life! Or, maybe today doesn’t feel so glorious. Maybe today feels more like a white square in an empty calendar. We’ve all been there. Luckily, any day can be glorious… You just need to know where to look.
The easiest way to change up our perspective is to get out of the boxes we build for ourselves. Walk around the block to look at your neighbors’ flowers and only photograph the ones that are your favorite color, take a drive to the nearest state park and hike the trail with the best views, find a botanical garden or nursery where you can learn the sonorous Latin names of your favorite plants. Nature has a way of interrupting our orderliness with messy beauty.It is no coincidence that there is a resurgence of people returning to the transcendentalist philosophies of Thoreau and Emerson and heading into the woods.
Grab Your Gear.
Nature is unparalleled. Even the blades of grass in the cracks of your driveway are remarkable. It thrives and adapts all around us by systems we cannot see or often understand. However, sometimes the stress in our lives keeps us from appreciating this awe inspiring power that surrounds us. It keeps us from remembering that we are a part of nature, and not separate from it.The treasure of cannabis is that it can help to heal this disconnect. By calming our stress and helping us focus on the details of our surroundings, you can open our eyes to remarkable things we take for granted about the natural world. It comes straight from the earth and helps us to return to it.
Round up Your Friends.
Even the best elevated walk in the redwoods is more memorable with your favorite people. If your friends are anything like you, they probably need a reset switch on their lives as well.
Create a space where your people can come together in nature, whether it’s a big picnic blanket on the beach or a campsite for the weekend. If you desire authenticity, its important to cultivate the space to make it happen.It is remarkable how quickly the inhibitions and insecurities of being in an urban setting melt away when you enter somewhere untamed. Faced with the reality of who we are, we can embrace our companions on that journey into the wild more freely, with a deeper sense of appreciation for them and for our glorious lives.
What are you waiting for? Get outside!