"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better" 

Albeet Eintein

What a beautiful saying and when taken apart can give you a true understanding about yourself. When we go outside into nature we experience joy and happiness. But why? We have control of certain aspects of our lives, where we go, who we see and what we do. Sometimes we do things that bring us joy but most of the time we don't. Why again? lets break it down to its most simplest form. 

A tree is a tree, a fish is a fish and a mountain is a mountain. they do not try and be something they are not therefore are at peace and happy. We as humans have learnt how to become something we are not. We are not true to ourselves and we are often pushed away from our natural instincts. 

Here is an exericse for you. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and think about something that makes you happy for 30 seconds.  Do that now before you read on........

Just by doing this simple exercise you trigger a chemical response in the body. You have just released a small amount of dopamine and oxytocin into the body. These are the feel good drugs in the body. These drugs help you in so many ways. They boost your immune system, give you more energy and make you feel better about yourself. Now how often do you do the things you enjoy? 

By going against your natural instinct and doing things you do not enjoy you 

Meditation by the Sea