April 14th, 2021
This semester, I am taking a course on Religion and Ecology. One of our assignments is to pick a tree and meditate under it.
To pick your tree:
Now, this tree is not just ANY tree. First, walk around in the area you are at and find a tree that you feel drawn to. From there, you can sit by the tree and meditate, read, or draw. The point of this is to connect with nature and the tree. Try seeing life through the trees point of view.
Go everyday for about an hour a time. Listening, looking, feeling, breathing. There’s a ton of activity outside! Try leaving any electronics while you do this. After a while, you may start to feel connected to your tree.
Some people end up naming their tree and feel like they have a deeper connection to the Earth and surrounding area.
A good book to read while relaxing by the tree is “The Secret Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben. This book will have you dive deeper into the world of trees and how they live. It will allow you to develop a deeper understanding of the world and the tree you choose.
Some questions to ask yourself during this is activity;
Have fun exploring this new activity!!!