First off, I find that this training is amazing. It was more than I thought it could ever be. When I took the challenge from a friend who told me to look into it, that I would be perfect to bring it to the community, I took on the challenge and the adventure and I am doing it. One year ago I never thought this would be happening. I didn’t even know about Shinrin Yoku, yet as a kid I was doing it daily.
When I was seeking out this class, I prayed that I would make the right decision and it was the best decision ever! I like the self -discovery of oneself in lesson 8. Discovering the forest now is like wearing almost a new set of glasses; life feels better now. There is more enjoyment, peace and balance in my life and a great appreciation of people and understanding that I do not walk in their shoes and that not everything can be in my control. Also, not everything is perfect. I find I am more adventurous and to my surprise I find myself studying flutes and drums because of the other amazing people in our group. I never up to this point would have thought about me doing this. I feel so blessed to have these people in my group. Everyone is so rich with new information and wisdom. I have grown to love them all. Our teacher, Milena, is pretty amazing herself.
Now I have a good grasp of Shinrin Yoku and look forward to stepping out with some friends and trying it out with them. I also want to market this out as a spiritual endeavor for some groups as well offering it to others that are not going that direction. So I hope to have different groups with different approaches to fit the needs using Shinrin Yoku and I feel I am well on my way to doing so.