What is a word that means pleasure derived from nature?
I’m working on an assignment where I need to identify my personal values. So I started by thinking about the non-material things that mean the most to me. I found myself thinking about was how nature makes me feel.
Have you ever been on a hike or camping trip and you have an overwhelming sense of happiness or comfort from being completely separated from man-made materials such as buildings, streets, technology, etc.? I found a list of values that includes “nature” but I feel as if valuing nature and valuing the pleasure gained from being immersed in nature are two different values and concepts. One who values nature seems to have the connotation of preservation and conservation and while I personally value nature, I would also like to include a term with the sensation I have described that is brought from being outdoors.
An example of how this word would be used could be “I like to visit mountains because it gives me the feeling of ____, reminding me of other trips and times I have been away from all things man-made”
I don’t think there is a single word or anything specific, but the idiom at one with (nature) applies:
1 : in a peaceful state as a part of something else
// I feel at one with nature.
I like to visit mountains because it gives me the feeling of being at one with nature, reminding me of other trips and times I have been away from all things man-made.