Only when you are still inside do you have access
to the realm of the stillness that rocks, plants, and animals inhabit.
Only when your noisy mind subsides can you connect with nature at a deep level
and go beyond the sense of separation created by excessive thinking.

Nature can bring you to stillness.
That is its gift to you.

When you perceive and join with nature
in the field of stillness, that field becomes
permeated with your awareness.
This is your gift to nature.

Through you nature becomes aware of itself.
Nature has been waiting for you, as it were,
for millions of years.

~~ Eckhart Tolle ~~