Nature's gifts

At no other time than summer do fields and trees, gardens and bushes give us such a rich supply of the most delicious fruits and vegetables. Now there are raspberries, currants, blueberries and blackberries that you can pick directly from the bush and enjoy.

Also nectarines, peaches, plums, and soon apples and pears, that hang full and ripe on the branches. The first potatoes can be harvested in the field. Then juicy carrots and freshly harvested, sugar-sweet peas make it a delight for the senses.

Little girl picks currants in garden

Now, there may be people who ask, "Vegetables and fruits, don't they exist all year round? Stored in a warehouse or transported by truck or plane to supermarkets?" Answers to these question can be found in the studies of Austrian Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy.

Steiner was of the opinion that, although we are usually born with intact sensory organs, we must first develop their sensitivity. Only then can we perceive and distinguish qualities in subtle nuances. This applies in particular to our food, the basis of all life. Already after the first weeks of life, children show great interest in opening up to the world. They want to see, touch, taste, sense and look at everything, just to experience new sensory wonders.

Especially now in August it is easy to support children on their journey of discovery. With freshly picked raspberries, for example. Mature and fragrant, held in their little hands and then finally, for the first time in their lives, the taste of freshly picked raspberries in their mouths. A unique and incomparable experience. Then peaches, pears, plums and much more. Fruits that are only available in August. Neither stored in a warehouse nor transported from far away.

And what about us who are no longer children? How can we awaken our senses to life, buried in the rush of everyday life? Exactly, right now in August. School vacations offer an opportunity to escape from everyday life. Go out into nature to consciously experience the gifts of this unique month with all your senses. Pick berries from the bush or fruit directly from the tree, still warmed by the sun's rays. Close your eyes, smell, feel, taste -- and enjoy.

I wish you a wonderful summer.

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