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Simona Rich

Self Improvement Blogger, Simona Rich

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Does living in harmony with nature make you grow as a person?

When I lived in UK I met many creative people interested in self improvement, spirituality and natural living. They were people from the cities, either London or cities abroad.

When I moved to India, I witnessed some breath-taking locations untouched by the Westernization bug. However in those locations people were all about blindly following religion and culture, without much independent thought.

Even to this day I wonder why generally people who are most in touch with nature are least interested in spiritual and mental growth.

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    Aug 2 2013: It could be city dwellers are seeking something they are missing, and those that dwell close to nature have a steady diet of nature and spirituality. Also some cultures openly question authority (including religious leaders) and others cultures do not. And I’m sure there are many other possible reasons.

    Also we all experience things differently, for example; 10 years ago I was DX with a major health issue, and decided to look inward and into the meaning of life type of questions. Others with the same health issue get stuck in asking “why ME!” never really looking for an answer or trying to figure out the lessons.

    We all are on our own unique paths, and need to except that other paths are just as meaningful even though they look different than the one we are on. Looking upon an old age wasting syndrome death likely looks like an ugly death to you, but you try to see it from their point you could see it as letting go of all earthly desires and like Buddha achieving enlightenment.

    personally i have learned it is best to accept and help others on their path and not lead them to my path?
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      Aug 3 2013: I agree, it's better not to try to change the ways of others. If people are ready to grow, they will seek out advice and if it's you they're asking, you can help then. But interfering with their growth by the suggestions from your own level of growth is not likely to change a thing in a person's life.

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