Do you think anyone questions whether we live in a time of bizarre fascinations, addictions and curiosities? At moments it seems almost impossible to keep your brain on even slant…

    But possibly one of the greatest gifts of our time are the videos of Earth as seen by astronauts from space. For us the immediate and most apparent thing was how beautiful our blue planet is.

    You can’t help but see as you watch the auroras over the Pole dance and shimmer, that Earth is a living being. And it is our home.

    And then, along with seeing the obvious human impact on Earth’s surface, you can’t help but notice the very thin bubble of atmosphere that shields us from the deep, dark emptiness of space.

    Suddenly you get perspective on the precariousness of our position.

    How strange it is that we have become so out of touch. But the fact that we might notice being out of touch at the same time shows the possibility of regaining our senses. Researchers are showing now, how contact with Nature in her purest form, makes us better people—more the people we believe we truly are meant to be.

    Netta Weinstein, Department of Psychology University of Essex Colchester, U.K., has this to say:
    “Exposure to nature has been linked to personal well-being and to attitudes and behaviors indicative of close and caring relationships. My current work explores the role of nature in facilitating close relationships with outgroup members. I am particularly interested in the role of natural environments in discouraging aggression toward outgroup and minority members and encouraging empathy and prosocial behaviors.”

    You can visit her website here:
    And here is Professor Richard Ryan on the importance of Nature.

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