Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. George Washington Carver
Proper education is important. There is so much we can learn from books, education, and others. But we also need to experience the natural world, learn to develop our intuition, feel and acknowledge what is best for ourselves. Yes, many people, publications and the internet can tell us things, but we need to experience life for ourselves. And, come to our own conclusions.
We are all unique, what is right and true for me will not be the same for you. And when it comes to being in nature, there is so much to learn! When was the last time you just sat and observed? Quiet the mind, and just notice sounds, objects, textures, feelings, impressions. Without judgement, without the constant dialog. Sometimes when I am out in nature I pose a question, such as ‘What do I need to learn now’, or ‘how can I heal?’. By holding the question, and just objectively observing, many answers may come to light.
What can you learn from nature?