The world that we live in today is full of deadlines, traffic jams, convenience foods and sedentary activities. In our struggle to make life easier and more efficient, I think people have actually made their lives more complicated by making more room for mundane and insignificant, and losing focus on whatís really important. At end of day, nothing really matters if youíve busied yourself to exhaustion and donít have time to enjoy all of good things that life has to offer.
Ironically, thatís why weíre so busy in first place. We work long hours to make a decent amount of pay so we can enjoy nicest cars, eat out at fanciest restaurants, and wear best clothing. Donít get me wrong Ė Iím not saying that these things are bad. I enjoy a good meal out and a nice pair of new shoes like most people would. What Iím saying is that weíre avoiding thing that REALLY makes us who we are Ė our inner self.
How often does average person take time out to do things that makes us truly grounded? I canít give you statistical data, but answer question for yourself. What kinds of things do you do each day to connect with earth? Do you garden, go hiking, play an outdoor sport or recycle? Do you meditate often? When was last time you prepared a meal that didnít come from a box, can or fast food window? If youíre average busy person, you may have to think for quite a bit before coming up with an answer.
I think one of most important things we can do to keep ourselves lively and healthy is to somehow connect with earth on a regular basis. You donít have to be a hippie or tree-hugger to do it either. Iím talking about things that you can do right in comfort or immediate surroundings of your home. Bring nature into your home just as you would a close friend or family member, and I guarantee that your life and vitality will flourish.
There are so many ways that you can connect with earth at home. My favorite ways of connecting have to do with use of essential oils, herbs and other plant life in my daily activities. All living things contain a life energy that passes to other individuals who experience them. By making these things part of your every day life, you begin to absorb those life energies, making you a happier, healthier person.
Below is a list of some different ways you can begin including life energy of botanicals and essential oils into your everyday life. Many of these things are simple and will only take a few minutes of your time, but can produces hours of happiness and years of longevity when properly used.