Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.  Khalil Gibran

When was the last time you walked barefoot on the earth?  Or felt the wind whip around you and play with your hair? When have you felt thrilled by just feeling the power and connection with the earth?

We spent so much time indoors, safe, warm, working in our heads, not paying attention to nature.  But we are part of nature, we come from nature, and we will return to nature.  We can not remove ourselves from our connection to the earth, though we try to build security, protection, separation from that we are part of.  Many hide in their technology, their derisive thoughts, their opinions, or the illusion of what they think should be.

What happened to just noticing now?  To notice the world around?  To connecting to nature, and the other beings part of this world?  This is an opportunity to be present, to witness others and the magnificence of our world.  I invite you to step outside, really see the beauty, really be present to the trees, the wind, the land, the sounds.  Touch nature, and allow her to touch you!