Being outdoors allows you space to be yourself, to reflect and to dream. With the many demands that life puts on us we can at times feel lost and cut off from who we really are. The act of gentle walking with someone who is prepare to listen and to accept you as you are may help you become more aware of how life is for you. This can be a challenging process at first, however becoming more aware of how you are really feeling will allow you to feel fully present and alive. This is not an escape from reality or a purely a sublime experience. It is an opportunity to experience life in a different way.
The possible health benefits of being outdoors are discussed much further in a report by MIND.