Have you found yourself on a trail, a park or in your backyard watching nature?
The first instinct of the mind is to interpret what it is seeing, colors, form, texture, and then look at your brain’s library and search for similar things you have seen in the past, then when it finds something that matches what your are seeing, then it categorizes it. Now your mind knows what it is, or at least knows in what category it fits.
After your mind categorizes what you are seeing, then it starts to add labels to what you are seeing, and it keeps doing that with everything you see from nature, it compares and labels everything you see. Most of the times the things you see enter in a category when you have seen better in the past, so what you are seeing is not as good as what you have seeing in the past. Your mind introduces you into an interesting conversation about what you are seeing. At that time you are just entertaining yourself with that conversation and you are skipping the experience of nature in front of you
This is what we call interpret Nature, and when your mind does it then you are not seeing anymore, you are only comparing this experience with your past experiences.
I you know this, you will have more chances to resist the temptation to categorize things and enjoy the experience in front of you.
When you don’t interpret things as goos or bad, or categorize things in your mind, you enter into the present moment, you become the presence that is experiencing something in that exact moment.
This is one of the most beautiful experiences you could have, and when you do that you start to notice without interpreting it, that nature becomes more alive than you ever thought before.
In the end nature is always alive, but we are always looking at it true the dark glasses of the mind.
Next time you have the chance to be in nature, be aware of this and experience nature in its perfection.
Hopefully someday you could do the same with every moment of you life, then you would be able to experience life as it really is.
God Bless You