This blog post was contributed by Roshana Ostowari as part of my “Into Nature” guest blog series celebrating the reissue of my book, The Ancient One. I invite you to submit your own nature inspirations for a chance to win signed copies of the new edition of The Ancient One and for your entry to be featured here on my blog!
Nature helps me connect to my true self. And what is my true self? Who am I? You see, my body might be 19, but how old am I really?
As old as stars, rolling waves and desert sand sifting gently through my fingers. As old as the trees, the yawning wind. Nature and I are one and the same. Therefore, being around nature helps me heal. It helps me shed my illusions, give up my pain. Nature shows me my true essence: pure unconditional love. A love that makes me smile with glee.
I am imagining now: digging my fingers into the dirt, smelling the raw scent of sand mixed with rain, running through the redwoods, looking up: An ocean of green. Chirping birds. I close my eyes. I am in heaven. Nature is my heaven, and I can find it within my heart.
Nature helps me heal. Shows me my true self.
Who am I? Nature.