The more we are exposed to nature, the more of our true nature we can uncover in ourselves. We become equipped to deal with the constantly changing world. We start to feel connected to all beings-not separate from or different from each other. With this awareness comes non-violence towards others. Perhaps even the concept of “others” starts to lose its meaning.
There is a beautiful African teaching known as Ubuntu, which can be understood by asking ourselves this question, “how can I be happy, if my happiness causes someone else to be sad?“, or more simply this statement, “I am because you are.“