outdoors

Waldeinsamkeit: solitude of the forest

So, I’m almost three-quarters through my 100 day challenge. One of the best things about this has been the amount of time I’ve been spending around trees. It’s been a wonderfully therapeutic experience.

It reminded me of an article about a Japanese practice called forest bathing. It seems that being with trees is actually good for your health. Also, I recently came across the German word waldeinsamkeit: the feeling of being alone in the woods. There is am implication of calmness and contemplation. I fully understand this word right now.

Continuing my contemplation theme, yesterday I walked the labyrinth in Edinburgh’s George Square Gardens. It was a lovely experience – a walking meditation. It’s not far from where I work so it can be a regular lunchtime visit for me.

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