WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– A local organization is looking to get people off their screens and out in nature to enjoy the fall weather.
Sisters of Providence are hosting a series of forest meditation walks this month which kicked off Sunday. They are doing this to promote the benefits of being outdoors and getting away from electronics.
These things tend to overstimulate people to the point where they get in a bad mental and physical state of mind. Doing something simple like walking in nature is proven to be a way to improve your overall lifestyle.
Corbin Hannah helped organize this event, and she says spending quiet moments in nature can be a rewarding experience.
“We are, by the very nature of who we are, made from the Earth. To really get a chance to go back to the Earth and spend time amongst the tress and listening to the birds. It really helps us slow down, calm down, and open us up to different inspiration and guidance,” said Hannah.
She also added that people tend to forget how much beauty is in nature.
“Nature trails and, outdoor trails in general, seem to be forgotten about nowadays. These are some of the most simple and beautiful things this Earth has to offer, and we want to try and bring people to these trails to try and reunite them with nature,” added Hannah.
The next forest mediation walk will be held on Saturday, October 28th.