Walking in the field
A dragonlfy hovers near
And the grass whispers
Pondering This Haiku
Have you ever listened to the grass? What did it tell you?
When I go for a nature walk and immerse myself in the greenery and listen to the wisdom of nature, a calmness washes over me that’s best described by the word serenity.
In this state, my problems—indeed the world’s problems—drift away. Nature reminds me there’s more to be gained in the present moment than what can be gleaned from dreaming (or dreading) about potential futures.
This practice—both nature walks and writing haiku—has helped remind me of the importance of being mindful.
If I wasn’t mindful, would I have heard the humming of the dragonfly? Would I have heard the whispers of the grass? Would I have heard the wisdom bestowed upon me by nature? Probably not.
A Question for You to Ponder
What wisdom have you learned from listening to nature?
Share your answer in the comments below.
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