“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye. It also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” ~ Edvard Munch
What we see in nature is only the tip of the iceberg. It includes the unseen aspects of ourselves that are nonetheless real: our deepest thoughts, feelings, and emotions. We can get in touch with our inner selves and learn more about how we feel about the world and ourselves when we spend time in nature. It provides an opportunity for introspection, fostering personal development through uncovering one’s authentic self. This introspective trip strengthens our sense of self-worth by facilitating an open examination of our innermost hopes, anxieties, and passions; this, in turn, helps us feel more at ease when acting in accordance with our core values. It’s simpler for people all over the world to find common ground and celebrate differences when they realize that nature encompasses both the material things in the world and the immaterial things in their own souls.