Germany, June 2017
This article is a reflection on the insights gained during my recent trip to my home country, Germany, in June 2017.
This journey was really all about taking a break from the all pervasive conditioned responses to life, getting away from cold Dubai shopping malls and the unbearable summer heat in the Middle East.
I vowed to disconnect from technology as much as possible, aka going on a Smart Phone diet. I wanted to simply spend quiet time in pure nature.
With few exceptions, I stayed true to my resolve and spent each day a min. of 6 – 8 hours in nature, mostly inside forests, parks or walking along scenic riversides and beautiful lakes.
I visited the forests of Schwarzwald, Hunsrück, and Taunus and spent true quality time with myself walking and deep breathing the (mostly) fresh forest air and engaging in my favorite mode of …