It’s been a year now since I wrote my very first article “The Wind Storm”, which was also the first of nearly thirty articles in this series “Nature Connections”. It’s been a whole year of observing the Natural world, the weather, plants and animals and much more, simply watching them in their natural form…and I
It’s been a year now since I wrote my very first article “The Wind Storm”, which was also the first of nearly thirty articles in this series “Nature Connections”. It’s been a whole year of observing the Natural world, the weather, plants and animals and much more, simply watching them in their natural form…and I never imagined I would learn and grow as much as I have.
After everything I’ve seen, I’ve become one with the Natural world around me and within me, and one with the way She speaks to me. I have learned how to really listen carefully- and to find peace within my own inner universe when things aren’t going so smooth.
I’ve learned how to be an individual, and to appreciate my spot in a greater-good. I’ve seen a part of Nature within myself, but also myself as a human part of Nature.
In the end, the thing I learned about the most is how to look at things and how to connect.
Of course, Mother Nature is relentless and often unfair and unforgiving. There is always going to be those situations where we just have to weather the storm and wait for the rain and thunder to stop.
But after the storm, and sometimes even during, we have a choice of how we choose to see things. Do we look at all the wreckage, or the powerful beauty in the tiny, purple flower that managed to survive the storm unscathed? All the metaphors, or lessons from Nature as I like to consider them, can be applied to everyday life and groundbreaking experiences. The lessons you can learn from watching something as small as an ant are limitless. And just like an ant, we too are a part of the big system too…we are also Natural beings.
Nature survives. It keeps growing and changing and adapting as one powerful force made up of millions of tiny moving parts. We are a part of that force, and also have a similar force that lives inside of us. Sometimes this thought can make you feel small, other times it can make you feel big.
It all depends on how you decide to look at it.
What would Nature do?