The connection between human nature and nature at large is fundamental and endures, no matter how hidden or overlain with mental constructs it becomes. The mind tends to mirror, (superficially at least), the environment that it finds itself in but it spontaneously reverts back to nature when the efforts put into its maintenance fall short of nature’s unrelenting drive to re-establish itself.
My own experience and the experiences of the people that come on the Walkinginspirit, mindful walking retreat tend to reflect this. For the first couple of days the mind continues to assert its constructed identity but, in the absence of conditions that support it, it spontaneously returns to its rightful relationship with nature at large without any cognitive effort at all.
Simple human nature is always there… just waiting.
Nature knows nature.
Come home to your Self, mindfully walking with me in Somiedo Natural Park, Asturias, Spain in 2016