Comforting Thought: Illnesses come from our lack of connection to nature

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“Illnesses do not come upon us out of the blue. They are developed from the small daily sins against nature. When enough sins are accumulated, illnesses will suddenly appear.”

~ Hippocrates, 460-370 BC.

Many of our illnesses, stresses and anxieties are due to a lack of connection with nature. Taking a hands-on approach to the natural world will help you to restore that connection. Feel the breeze on your face, let the water of the stream ripple through your hands, lie on the ground, take your shoes off and go barefoot.

Extracted from Shinrin-Yoku: The Art and Science of Forest Bathing by Dr Qing Li

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[Pictured: Ryoan-Ji zen garden in Arashiyama, Kyoto. Content Catnip 2018]

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Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

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