- LIVING “IN” NATURE. Living in or often visiting spaces full of natural life. There we enjoy landscapes, intrinsic natural resources of quality (water, air and biodiversity) and a well-being or energy that connects us more with life. But this does not necessarily mean that we are involved in respecting and caring for nature.
- LIVING “WITH” NATURE. From here we already activate a different relationship with the natural environment, more on an equal footing. We respect and adapt to the cycles and natural life because nothing is more than nothing, and because to live in balance we should overcome our permanent “Homocentrism” to open ourselves to a richer, more prosperous, fairer and sustainable vision from “Biocentrism”.
Logically, we need to live “FROM” nature, and this should make us aware of its importance to us, and therefore respect it more, exploit it less, set certain limits and commit ourselves to caring for it and regenerating it at all times.
And it is also logical and good to live “IN” nature, whether permanently or sporadically. There we are more connected to our natural part, we know and understand it more, and we compensate for our omnipresent relationship with an urbanised and very artificial society; which although it has very good things, it is not everything and cannot make us disconnect mentally and physically from nature.
But only by living “WITH” nature will we get to know and integrate its cycles and values, we will move away from the arrogance that has led us to abuse it to the point of threatening our own health or existence, and we will be balanced with all life on this fantastic planet which, at the same time, will bring us more health, more well-being, more happiness and more meaning or connection to life.
From now on, when you are about to lead or execute any action or project, think about where you want to do it from, and what weight you want to give to each of these three prepositions.