‘Shinrin Yoku’ – challenge, the nourishment from the nature
10 – 15 October
What makes us happier, healthier and more creative? The answer is – nature. How often we spend time outdoors, in all green? My guess, 90 % of the time we are either indoors or in vehicles. And what the word ‘outside’ does really means nowadays?.. Collecting post from the mail-box or standing at the door, checking the weather?
Anne Dillard once said: ‘How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.’
Why don’t we do MORE what makes our brain (=us) happy? Are we just too knackered by life’s demands, too far away from greenery or too temped by indoor delights..?
The challenge of this week is to take a walk and to find your own ‘Shinrin Yoku’ spot (or maybe you already have one) in your city.
Take a picture, write a poem or story. Any genre is welcome!
You can focus on:
Komorebi – the light inside of the forest
Kogarashi – the cold wind (autumn)
Kawaakari – moonlight, or any light-reflection in the flood/river/lake
x x x
My ‘Shinrin Yoku’ spot today – the place where I’m doing Tai Chi or QiGong moves every morning. It takes only 10 minutes walk from the centre of the city (Vasteras, Sweden).
Have a great day ahead!
Next post – Book Review ‘The Japanese Mind’
Living in Sweden. Awesome. Happy. Ayurvedic food. Healthy lifestyle. Dogs. Literature. Painting. Meditation/Yoga. I love my life.
"It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters" A. Ray