The wisdom found in ancient scriptures as well as modern scientific research has revealed the multiple benefits flowing to the human body and mind from a deep and sustained experience of nature and the natural world. Studies have shown how a person's exposure to the natural world decreases negative behaviours and states (e.g. aggression, anxiety, depression, psychosomatic diseases) and enhances positive ones (e.g. good physical health, improved cognitive capacity and attention span, empathy, compassion). The Foundation for Contemplation of Nature (FCN) has been established to systematically research and disseminate the precepts and practices that underlie the contemplation of nature.