Every time I spend time in nature it's like I can fully breath again. It fills me with a sense of pure freedom and creativity. Some time ago I decided to live in close relationship with nature in the mountains, to peel of as many layers of conditioning and get down to my pure essence as a person. During this time I realised how addicted I had become to perform, of always doing things. It had become an identity for me. And when I was forcing myself to be in silence and in the presence, I could just feel my compulsary mind trying so hard to keep myself feel valuable by doing things. I was always creating to-do-lists and maximizing my day with all sorts of events and errands. But now it was time to say no.
I began to slowly peel all the lists and musts away and began to see glimpses of the real me again.
Sometimes we need to be in nature and in the now long enough to see our true reflection again.