Winter Meditation #11 – Comprehension

Connecting with Nature can be difficult. Maybe you had a bad – or scary – experience with nature as a child.
 
It could have been a bad weather event – maybe a tornado or hail storm.

It could have been a bad experience with an animal – a dog bite, or a horse that didn’t want to be ridden.

It could have been a nature adventure – camping or hiking – that went bad, and turned into a disaster.

Or it could have simply been that you were not exposed to nature in a positive way – or in any way at all. Maybe YOU suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder. (More on that later this week.)

Whatever your state of mind, today’s quote from a famous Russian writer says it all. Please read it, and meditate on it.

“Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everythng, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.”

 — Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
The Brothers Karamazov

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