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A big part of my mindfulness practice has to do with nature. In addition to more traditional, inward-facing meditations, I find great peace in contemplating the natural world - forests and bodies of water in particular. It's a less formal variety of meditation, but simply being in an environment that has had less human intervention brings me great peace and contentment. I often journal or write poetry after sitting in awareness for some time.

Does anyone practice mindfulness in nature? I'd love to hear your techniques, thoughts, or insights about the natural world as it relates to mindfulness/meditation/inner peace/etc.

I also just recently came across this video of Eckhart Tolle talking about awareness in nature - https://mindfulnessexercises.com/being-in-nature/

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OOOOO my most favorite subject of all.  Sitting in my backyard where all the wild animals are.  We have many different birds, cardinals, bluebirds, orioles, robins and finches, etc.  I fill the birdfeeder and thy all fight over the food.  Then the neighbor cat gets involved and sneaks over to sit underneath the feeder.  While the squirrels try to climb and eat all the food and what is on the ground.  Butterflies everywhere.  Then a few dragon flies.  We live near a creek in the middle of Omaha, crazy I know.  A  large park is beside us also.  Then I open my backdoor and let the wild dog outside. LOL.  Teddy loves to chase them all.  She has gotten the tail of a squirrel once.  The cat just sits there and chases my dog in circles.  I have video of this all from last year.  I plan to do more video this summer.   I get to smile and laugh at the mindfulness going on at that time and time stands still.   Such a feel good moment.   Nature is so welcoming, free, nonjudgmental. 

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