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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-16-06 11:13 PM
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Does anybody else experience spiritual joy from the natural world/life?
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I don't mean Pantheism. I don't experience "God" in nature or living beings. I simply experience a spiritual joy I never received from my religious pursuits (I'm a former Christian).


Things from which I get this feeling:



Playing with animals or watching animals at play. These can be pets or wild animals of nearly any sort.

Watching infants and very young children playing and discovering new things.

The beauty of nature--sunrises/sunsets, lightning, rainbows, the pounding of the surf, the red-rock desert, etc. Also walking on the beach, hiking in the woods or climbing/hiking in the desert.






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