Discovering your local eco urban open spaces.
Does your city have an open spaces program?
I love urban eco spaces for the reason that it provides an easily accessible space to connect with our true nature. While our modern cities are great centers for modern conveniences, natural areas provide environmental balance, creating sanctuary for our wild creature friends. Having nearby natural areas to retreat from our busy urban lives, brings balance to mind body spirit. As the quote by John Muir says:
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
Many of these spaces have historical value creating a sense of culture. After returning from a long stay away from your native soil, a walk down one of your favorite nature trails can bring a sense of rest and peace.
One way I like to show my gratitude and support for the eco urban open space concept is to checkin using one of many social networking location based apps, notifying friends and locals of a natural space they my not have known about.
While traveling I like to do a search using a location base app, asking locals or a hotel concierge where to find a nearby natural open space. From the inhabitants to the historical significance, you can learn a lot about the city by visiting one of its urban eco open spaces.
I believe the more we can blend the natural world with our contemporary urban landscapes, the more calming vibe we can create in our own lives. This would not only bring a calming vibe, but also create balance. The merging of environments would promote clear thoughts improving and inspiring active and meaningful lifestyles.
"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life."