Thursday, 23 April 2015

Post-Earth Day Decompress:
Our Favourite Facebook Pages

Image Collage by PeapodLife: Our FB Fav’s Featuring Screenshots of The Rainforest Site & Nature Heals, Nature Reveals
“But I give best when I give from that deeper place; when I give simply, freely and generously, and sometimes for no particular reason. I give best when I give from my heart.”
Yesterday was Earth Day, and as such you may have found yourself inundated by Earth Day messages. From hard-hitting, guilt-tugging proclamations to soft-spoken, heartfelt meditations and everything in between, Earth Day is the one day in the year ‘the gloves come off’ for environmentalists, and just those who care deeply for nature and the wellbeing of the planet and all beings.

Fittingly, we couldn’t help but share our Earth Day Reflections via Genesis Eco Fund’s blog. But that was yesterday. Today, we offer a completely different take as a kind of ‘decompression’ after all the intensity and passion of earth day.

Facebook: love it or hate it, the mother of all social networking sites has redefined what it means to ‘like’ and ‘share.’ So today, PeapodLife wants to share some of the Facebook groups it likes with you.

The Rainforest Site

The Rainforest Site is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness, appreciation and knowledge about the natural world, and the weird and wonderful creatures who share this planet with us. From the profoundly serious and awesomely powerful to the utterly beautiful and heart wrenchingly adorable, The Rainforest Site never ceases to provide a steady flow of nature’s finest and funniest.

Take this post about Bao Bao’s fun frolic in the snow…

This is the most precious thing everrrr <3
Posted by The Rainforest Site on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Or this post about baby sloths…

How much do you know about these adorable creatures?? :)
Posted by The Rainforest Site on Thursday, April 23, 2015

But it’s not just ‘cute’ posts that The Rainforest Site features. There’s this very recent post about the volcanic eruption in Chile:

Have you seen the volcano that just erupted in Chile!?
Posted by The Rainforest Site on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Or this post about Conservation International’s film ‘Mother Nature’:

Your mother has something to talk to you about this Earth Day <3
Posted by The Rainforest Site on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

And the many simple yet profoundly beautiful images from the world of nature (not just the rainforest):

Gorgeous creature!
Posted by The Rainforest Site on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

For their wonderful work educating and sharing all there is to LOVE about the natural world, The Rainforest Site gets a big ‘like’ from PeapodLife.

Nature Heals, Nature Reveals

This Facebook Community is all about sharing the simple, the beautiful and the profound. If there is a place on the Internet which captures the essence of the last stanza of Ode on a Grecian Urn
"Beauty is truth; truth, beauty—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."
…Nature Heals, Nature Reveals is that place.

Admittedly, some of the sentiments, posts and quotes they share will not always be everyone’s cup of tea (cynics and anyone repulsed by anything that sounds ‘too new-agey’ be warned), it’s undeniable that there’s something inside all of us which cannot help but be moved when confronted with images and words like the following…

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth....
Posted by ॐ Nature Heals, Nature Reveals ॐ on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It is almost a shame to introduce each of these…extra words are somehow just a diminishment of the beauty, wisdom and simplicity each imparts to us:

The Secret of Strength lies in the Quiet Mind...~ Grace Cooke~ Image by Zulus77
Posted by ॐ Nature Heals, Nature Reveals ॐ on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Just become quiet, still, and solitary, and the world will offer itself to you to be unmasked; it has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.~ Dana Hawksister~ Image by Lars van de Goor
Posted by ॐ Nature Heals, Nature Reveals ॐ on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Being silent for me doesn't require being in a quiet place and it doesnt mean not saying words. It means, "receiving in...
Posted by ॐ Nature Heals, Nature Reveals ॐ on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fresh beauty opens one's eyes wherever it is really seen.~ John Muir~ Image by Valerie Monthuit
Posted by ॐ Nature Heals, Nature Reveals ॐ on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

And of course, like many other Facebook pages, Nature Heals, Nature Reveals shares the best of the best of others as well…

Beautiful! ~ Thank you Rhythm of Peace: Cultivating Peace in Daily Life! ♥
Posted by ॐ Nature Heals, Nature Reveals ॐ on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We could certainly go on, but instead, perhaps will just provide a link to their PHOTO GALLERY.

What we love most about ॐ Nature Heals, Nature Reveals ॐ is that it comes close to capturing, in images and words, the essence of Peapodlife—if not quite the feeling you get from a PeapodLife ecosystem.

The simple sentiment, ‘nature heals, nature reveals,’ beautifully captures the essential benefits of inviting a high-order ecosystem into your home, workplace, school…wherever life demands you to spend the majority of your time.

It would be wonderful if we could all spend the bulk of our days out in nature, contemplating its beauty and meditating under its gaze, relaxed and able to receive a gift from its infinite wellspring of inspiration and imagination. But the reality of our lives is quite different; and the stressful, toxic indoor environments we are forced to inhabit are pretty much the antithesis of that dream of oneness with nature.

PeapodLife brings that dream to life once more; and brings the healing, inspiring and revealing power of nature into our lives where we need it the most…precisely where we currently have it the least.

Honourable Mentions and Final Thoughts

We don’t share everything we find on Facebook on our own Facebook page – PeapodLife Building Ecosystems & Technology – but we do try to share things that reflect our values and the spirit, essence and feeling of PeapodLife ecosystems.

That is why we often share posts from The Amazing Wild Nature, National Geographic and all other groups/posts which have grabbed our interest and attention over the years.

And of course, liking/following us on Facebook is one of the best ways to stay informed about us, featuring blogs and other original content related to ecosystems and living a happier, healthier, more peaceful and productive life…the PeapodLife.

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