Striving for Nature

The man made a huge mistake when he imagined that he could separate himself from nature and that he might not reckon with its laws“. (V. Vernadsky, Russian and Soviet scientist, thinker and public figure)

We are created according to the laws of nature, and therefore it is foolish not to follow them. Not knowing the basic rules and laws of nature, mankind will not be able to subdue the elements, to manage them and to become excellent in relation to other creatures on earth.

Another Russian publicist and writer said, “Great things are done with great [financial] means. Only nature makes everything for free“. (A.I.Gertsen)

All the ideas mentioned above are especially intelligible when winter comes to its end. There appears a strong desire to become closer to nature for it to clear and balance you.

Thus, it was not an odd deed of ours (mine and my daughter’s) when we tried to overcome the mud and puddles of early spring striving to turn out in the forest. A little bit soaked feet and dirty hands were really worth it! And in such weather when the sun is shining and everything is melting it is even more pleasant to be in the forest realizing that you can hear birds’ singing and not people’s voices as not many of the latter are ready to start for the forest along the muddiest road ever.

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From one side of Russia to another through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Mongolia

In summer 2016 a friend of mine covered 23 500 km on him motobike literally speaking from the Western border of Russia to the Eater one. But that was not the whole thing.  The intermediate points on his way were some Asian countries: Kazakhstan with its dusty steppes and the drying Aral Seas, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan with its Pamir Highway, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia. When one is alone on the road among nature he starts seeing the world just “now and here” and this gives him a renewed understanding…

He has recently started to describe his moto tour. The story is in Russian so far but the photos he publishes can also say much.

The beginning – Russia: http://vladimirkostrov.livejournal.com/827.html

Kazakhstan: http://vladimirkostrov.livejournal.com/1283.html and http://vladimirkostrov.livejournal.com/1719.html

Uzbekistan: http://vladimirkostrov.livejournal.com/2196.html

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To be continued… 🙂

We are what we think

I’ve just happen to find a pic which I saved on my PC 5 years ago – a picture with the words: “Make your brain creative“.

But the same pic can be also commented on with the words: “We are what we think. We are all that appears in our thoughts. With our thoughtsw we create the world” (the words by Buddha which I also appeared to store in my comp several years ago).

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Travelling changes our brain

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To get of a bad mood doctors and scientists recommend “switching off” your brain. A way to do it is to go travelling.

Researchers observed a group of people who walked about a forest for 1,5 hours. In each of them brain activity decreased in the areas of their brains responsible for psychological illness. Just imagine what can happen if someone spends several days surrounded by nature!

Their level of creative thinking increased by 50%.

So, it’s worth dropping everything once in a while heading somewhere quite beautiful.

Garden of Flowers. Kabir

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Garden of Flowers

Do not go into the garden of flowers

O friend, go not there.

 

In your body is the garden of flowers.

Take your seat on the thousand petals of lotus

and there gaze upon the infinite beauty.

 

There is a strange tree,

which stands without roots,

bears fruits without blossoming.

It has no branches and no leaves.

It is Lotus all over.

Two birds sing there:

One is the Guru and the other the disciple.

The disciple chooses the manifold fruits of life

and tastes them

And the Guru beholds him in joy.

Kabir

photo by the author of the blog