Why You Should Escape Civilization and Reconnect With Nature

Body Mind Spirit Journeys understands the importance of spirituality and offers fantastic opportunities to discover this side of yourself. Tours to the world’s most sacred sites usually involve going off the beaten track, in an attempt to strengthen mental and physical wellbeing. They are a journey into the unknown, so that you can escape the distractions of everyday life and find your true self. Humans are distinct in their search for spirituality, but like other animals we need to feel connected to the beauty and majesty of the Earth. Here’s how spending more time in nature can aid your spiritual journey.

Allowing Your Mind to Recharge

If you live in a busy city or you work on a computer, you probably find yourself feeling tired often. This is due to the overstimulation of the brain. Twitter feeds, advertisements and constant emails keep the brain busy.

You can offset the effects of this and calm the mind using nature. The natural world relaxes the brain, but also keeps some parts active in a way that aids spirituality. Nature intrigues us because it is wild and mysterious. It creates a tranquility and serenity, yet somehow reveals something more profound than the artificial world.

The flowing of water, chirping of birds and soft howl of the wind all act with a comforting harmony. By spending time in this environment, we can sync up with the natural rhythm of nature. Without putting in any effort, we will feel robust sense of inner calm. This makes the natural world the ideal place to practice yoga and meditation.

Reconnecting With Yourself

The universe is the extension of your true self. The interconnectedness of planets and stars is similar to the structure of the eye, neurological pathways and blood vessels. Modern technology creates a barrier to realizing this truth.

While it is not necessarily wise to go and live in the wild, away from civilization, spending some time among nature every now and then is crucial. This is where the air is cleanest, so that we can awaken a deeper spirituality. Meditative states require a healthy, natural environment, where we can feel at one with ourselves and the universe.

Taking a spiritual journey to a distant location pushes us to our limits. Travel reveals what we are capable of, so that we can form a connection with our true selves. We are more brave and powerful than we usually realize, and journeying to distant and remote places helps us to learn this.

Modern civilization is a brilliant thing, but recent scientific and psychological research is confirming the teachings of ancient sages. Humans need nature to unwind from stress and reconnect with something greater. By venturing into the unknown, we can truly experience transcendence.

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