Richard Louv’s book, ‘Last Child in the Woods’, introduced the NDD concept.
Richard was referring to children but I believe many of the symptoms may relate to all of us. Reading a new book recently, I ran across the following quote:
“The beauty & tranquility of the old-growth forests, the vistas that stretch for miles over unbroken treetops, the waterfalls & rivers, the severance from the noise & electronic hallucinations of modern existence, become , if you stay out long enough, a balm to wounds. It is in solitude, contemplation, & a connection with nature that we transcend the frenzied & desperate existence imposed on us by the distortions of a commodity culture.” The World As It Is, Chris Hedges
The peace of nature can permeate the harried mind. In the woods the rush of life slows down. The birds, the breeze, the swaying trees, console & relieve, the anxious fears.
Our minds follow paths of progress leading to disappointing comparisons. Our attachment to outcomes leads to inflated expectations. Our lifestyle becomes a source of worry rather than peace of mind.
Nature does not live for tomorrow.
Why do we?