X – Xhale -Breathe-Connect!

A to Z Challenge – Nature and I


Success in life today is defined by materialism, numbers, TRPs, increased revenues…and the list goes on. Gadgets and screens dominate and demand a massive chunk of our time. Despite so many machines to ease our work, we are stressed for time and hide under a cloak of busyness. Deadlines blare at us from all sides. The fate of our decisions always lies in a cliffhanger. We are constantly living life on the edge.

Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. – Dolly Parton

We seem to have forgotten the art of breathing deep and relaxing. Breaking away from civilization, connecting with nature, spending time in the mountains or wilderness helps the body and mind to work in tandem.

With every breath of nature’s depth, she was becoming more herself. – Angie Weiland Crosby

Pause for a while. Be aware of your breath. Mindfulness can shift the focus of your life from shallow and short-lived happiness to a more holistic one. The difference experienced in the quality of life may be profound. We have read about a lot of people who burn out early, realign their life to the treasure trove of the ancient wisdom of conscious, purposeful and sustainable living to experience a profound shift in their quality of life.

Breathing in I calm my body, breathing out I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is a wonderful moment. – Thich Nhat Hanh

When you are overwhelmed by life, just step into the lap of nature, exhale your stress, inhale the organic freshness of the place, rediscover the joy of breathing slowly. Feel the rush of oxygen rejuvenate your spirit. Being one with nature, experience its wonderful miracles work its magic on you. It washes your soul clean.

Throughout this series you must have observed the thread of nature with its nurturing and healing powers, bind my thoughts and experiences. Many times, we are just caught up in the rigmarole of circumstances and responsibilities. Only we can’t seem to navigate our hearts desire to live our life away from the chaos.  All one needs to do is connect with any of the elements of nature. Her energy rejuvenates us instantly.

If nature is your teacher, your soul will awaken – Goethe

Next time when life overwhelms you, remember to pause and breathe deep and connect.

In nature there is no Wi-Fi, yet the connection is better 😊

You can read my earlier posts from the challenge here.


23 thoughts on “X – Xhale -Breathe-Connect!”

  1. My kinda post. And my kind of life.
    I think we need to invest in looking up and not down at our phones and gadgets.
    Guilty of the same, but I make sure I take time off with nature every day.
    I attended the Ikigai author, Fransec Miralles book preview a few years ago, and he said in few years we all will go back to our old ways of disconnecting from our gadgets and not living on a hustle mode.
    I see the realisation already dawn upon us, in many ways.
    “It’s time to give up the hustle. It’s not good for us.”
    ~Martha Beck, Oprah’s Super Soul Podcast

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    1. Ah, I hope I am alive to see that day when man finds his balance and connect back with nature.
      Good that few have already understood this. I hope they inturn can influence more.
      I so agree with Martha Beck’s quote.
      Thanks Natasha. Enjoy your day ❤️

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  2. Yes great quotes and great reminders Radhika! It always helps to pause, breathe and observe with a calm perspective…..wish to do it often…


    Dropping by from a to z “The Pensive”

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  3. “inhale the organic freshness of the place, rediscover the joy of breathing slowly” – oh how beautifully said!! It is funny how life seems so busy even to take time to Breathe :)) Your post soothes my soul as it is my favorite way of being, with my breath.

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