A lot of the times, I feel like I'm missing a very important part of myself. When I'm caught up in school work and there's a whirlwind of stress overcoming me, I desperately search for what will make me complete. This missing piece is not a person, despite the amount of incredible relationships I've formed. My missing piece isn't really even a thing.
I feel most like myself when I am outdoors, with my toes buried in the grass and wind sweeping across my bare skin. It turns out nature is what completes me, and it should. MindBodyGreen attributes being outdoors frequently to providing healthy benefits. When we touch our bare feet down to the ground, we are connecting with the Earth's energy. If that sounds all too hippie-dippy for you, maybe looking to science will help you understand. The Earth contains negatively charged ions and humans are mostly made of water, which conducts electricity. So when we walk across the sand or grassy patches of lawn, we are syncing up all kinds of internal charges. It makes us happier, healthier, and more balanced.
I was reading the latest issue of Womankind and one of the articles discussed how we are losing the ability to do things for ourselves. Instead of documenting everything we do to share with friends, it's important to learn how to detach and listen to the voice within ourselves. What do we really want to be doing?
I feel my breathing slow down to a low sound that resembles crashing waves. I relax my shoulders so that they sink into the grass. An airplane speeds across the sky, leaving a trail of cloud-like whiteness, but the world below is sleepy. I'm home and I'm content.