Ayurveda and Mother Nature Are OneApril 22, 2015
If Ayurveda confuses you, all you need to know is that at its core is the teaching we are one with Nature.
It’s pretty simple. We are air, ether, fire, water, and earth. In different proportions, of course – that’s what gives us our uniqueness, our constitution.
Discover what yours is and then seek to stay in balance by living in harmony with Nature and the seasons – eating the right foods, drinking clean water, spending time outdoors, honoring our biological rhythms.
This wisdom is in our ancestral memory. We just need to reawaken it.
Even in the midst of a concrete jungle like NYC, Mother Nature is there for us. Of course, we always seem to be making it harder for her to survive. We disrespect her by throwing trash, polluting her waterways and the air she provides us to breathe.
Truth be told, she will likely survive long after we’ve left this planet. But she must be so weary trying to clean up after us. Why do we this to her? And thus, to ourselves?
Ayurveda and Mother Nature Are One
Some of my most precious memories are Nature memories. Smelling the pine trees of Northern Michigan, swimming in its lakes. Climbing the dunes.
Witnessing wild animals from afar. And the not-so-wild ones, as well.
Clouds and mountains in North Carolina and the French Pyrenees that brought me to tears just from the sheer beauty of them.
Falling asleep to the sound of an ocean roaring or a booming thunderstorm while safe inside.
Hiking in the desert and discovering its own unique beauty.
I could go on and on.
I don’t know why I’ve always lived in cities. Something keeps telling me that’s going to change one day.
Soon I will set foot in the country of Scotland. My father was Scottish, although we knew very little of his ancestry. He never spoke of it and I didn’t know my grandparents.
I started having dreams about Scotland a couple of years ago and then the synchronicities began to pile up until there was no choice but to go there and see it for myself.
And then, of course, “Outlander” put me over the edge. 🙂
All I envision when I think about going to Scotland is NATURE. I can barely contain my excitement to see the vast green hills, forests and rivers and whatever mysteries it has in store for me.
I don’t care if it rains.
Happy Earth Day to all. May you spend it hugging a tree, watching the birds, hiking a mountain or just thinking of our precious planet with love and gratitude. Be kind to her.