There’s something else about the healing qualities of plants. Apparently,
it’s a scientific fact that looking at a plant or tree, even if it doesn’t
have leaves on it at the time, is calming.
So are other natural things, such as stroking a pet, watching fishes swim
around in a tank or elsewhere, and so on. Looking at the sky when you can
see blue release fifteen different calming chemicals in the body. (A
similar colour, Cardiac Blue, is used in Cardiac wards to calm people’s hearts.)
We could draw a simple conclusion from this. If you can see those things,
we aren’t trapped. In fact, being able to see them is therefore the
opposite of being trapped somewhere, the opposite of being stressed, and
(People report that they had deeply moving experiences when they could see
the sky while they were imprisoned.)
There’s something else too. When the seasons change, the leaves fall,
plants die back, and everything changes. More specifically, everything
moves on. Just as the leaves leave the trees, people’s issues are left
behind as everything naturally moves on.
I would say that this natural movement forward innevitably lets people see
that things move on. I would say that those who don’t see plants
sometimes don’t move on naturally, stagnate, and end up with an
accumulation of issues that can sometimes make people stressed and even
That seems pretty logical to me.
Looking a little further ahead, the less people see of nature and that
natural leaving behind and moving on, the more cumulative stress there
will be. As some people become more frustrated generally, they clash a
bit here and there in bouts of displaced anger, and that results in more
When you want to persuade people of something, you need to know that a lot
of them will only listen to money. Especially the decisions makers.
Stress related illnesses cost the UK economy, Benefits system and NHS
millions of pounds a year, and it’ll most likely get worse as people loose
their homes and jobs.
Thus, there is a hard cash argument for having trees and plants around
everyone. Especially those that display the movement of time and
replenishment throughout the year, gently moving everyone on, helping them
to accept change in life, and progress personally as they leave passed
isues in the past.