praise for senses, beauty and creature friends

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in anxiety, Creativity/artists, Grief, Highly Sensitive, introversion, Relationship, Spiritual, supervision, trauma, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Studies in happiness remind us what we once knew — doing nothing, compassion, being in the present and  connections with humans or animals etc are the keys to happiness. Although  childhood is not without suffering, most children have time to be and to interact with the marvels of the world. It is frightening to see a small child spend much time with technology rather in full engagement with the world, creatures and the senses.

When I taught ecopsychology it was before all this deluge of research on the values of awe, beauty and nature had come into mainstream awareness. I am glad this research, common sense really, has finally emerged, We are surrounded by the healing enlivening powers of  beauty and wonder.

One uplifting finding is that being in nature increases creativity by 50 %. blue-bird-fullsizerender