Take a leaf out of Bear Gryll’s book and challenge your survival skills. You can teach your kids to put up a tent, build a fire, identify plants and insects (okay this one might not be t everyone’s taste!)
Camping is a perfect chance to meditate. You can clear and refresh your mind giving your creativity a boost and letting you return to work with a clean slate. Spend a few moments in quiet contemplation and reap the benefits. You can learn more about the connection between meditation and creativity here.
When you are camping you literally cannot escape nature – and what a blessing that is. Be sure to check the times of sunset/sunrise before you leave so you can enjoy the delightful show that nature puts on every day. Reconnect with the earth, breathe in the fresh air, discover the beauty of the world around us – it is a cliche, but taking time to smell the roses is something we should all do from time to time.
Buddhism teaches us that wisdom begins with simplicity. Camping is a chance to detach from the busyness of our fast paced lives. Slowing down, in an uncluttered space can bring us peace and a rare opportunity to look within and hear our true calling. You might come back a completely new person!
What are your favourite reasons for camping? I hope we have inspired you to dig out your tent! We would love to hear from you.
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