When we speak of nature it is wrong to forget that we are ourselves a part of nature. We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought because we too are linked to the entire universe. (Henri Matisse)
Each human being comes together with all the other elements of nature to create the constantly evolving web of life. A delicate balance of give and take connects all living things (the smallest bug to the tallest tree) to this energising masterpiece.
This is the something bigger to which we all belong. And the contribution of the true nature of each of us matters. Own your nature. Fall in love with it. Share liberally. Connection, the survival of the species, and other indescribable things follow.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. (Henry David Thoreau)