When we connect with nature, whether that is plants or animals, whatever, we become conscious and we become awake.
It allows us to transcend the thinking mind, to step away from the time-bound dimension of ‘normal’ life and free ourselves to be at one with all that is. To simply appreciate the beauty of nature, the still, peaceful, and conscious.
Animals and plants can be great spiritual teachers, they can teach us about just being and about stillness. They do not form judgements of themselves or others, they know only the time as ‘now’, as that is all there ever is and ever will be.
When we learn and connect with nature, we are at peace, we feel inner joy, we allow ourselves to just be.
The shape of coral in the sea, the veins on a leaf, the network of rivers, the branches on a tree are the same design as a human lung. That tells you how we are all one, all connected and in our mind-controlled unconscious state we disconnect from that and we suffer accordingly.