Lessons from Mother Nature

Inherent Nature of All Things Dana Atkin

It’s interesting how a plant can be viewed by a dozen people and be seen differently by each and every one. Yet, regardless of how we look at it, it’s own inherent nature still resides there. It remains unchanged. It is not swayed by our perceptions of it. It is not changed by the filters we apply to the images we take of it. It doesn’t change it’s self in order become more for us. It is what it is and it is content with it.

We could learn a lot from mother nature. It’s so easy to get caught up in what other people think of us. It’s easy to believe that we should be, ought to be or could be rather than believing in who we are, as we are, right here and now.

It’s easier to believe what people think we should be, ought to be or could be rather than believing in who we are, as we are, right here and now.

We would save ourselves so much inner turmoil if we were to remain still and centred like nature does and simply do what we do best, grow. Naturally.

Eckhart Tolle, in his book Stillness Speaks, refers of the inherent stillness in nature and it’s ability to remain solid and still in the midst of external forces. Nature does not fight against the circumstances it finds it’s self in, it thrives by remaining true to it’s self and by finding new ways. It grows in cracks of pathways, it grows around and over buildings and bridges and rocks and even grows in the mud.

If we say to the plant “you’re not capable of growing there”, does the plant believe this and cease to grow? No. It grows anyway.

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