Sunday, November 28, 2010
BEING AWARE OF OUR ONENESS WITH NATURE
It is truly a marvelous and beautiful world in which we find ourselves living as human beings. One "problem" I do see is that we humans mostly think we are the "highest" evolved beings ever created and that the other life forms on this earth are somehow "beneath" us. Well I may agree somewhat in that humankind has evolved but I cant see how we are any "better" than any life form that has been created. And personally I have found that atuning myself with all o f nature is the easiest way for me to remain centered even when surrounded by the "turmoil" of everyday living. Nature can teach us all so much if we but take time to listen and appreciate all that nature has to offer to each of us. I have had many people in my lifetime tell me that they were depressed, sad, and feeling lost. My first words to them was advise them to take a day or evening off from whatever was going on in their life and just get out in nature and attune their minds to everything going on around them. And you know the argument I got most of the time when I suggested that was "But I don't have time to do that". Hey, I know life can keep us really busy but cmon dont tell me that you cant find an extra few hours a week to just "BE" The folks who always said they didnt have time did however find time to watch their favorite tv show, or go to that special concert, or lie around on the sofa feeling sorry for themselves. Its all a matter of priorities I suppose. But I really feel if someone is hurting in any way and feeling disconnected with life they should find at least 1 day or nite a month to get away from everything and get out in nature. Even the bigger cities have parks that are filled with the abundance of nature. As one watches nature it may at first seem scattered and hurried but upon closer inspection one can see nature flows along in accord with its own nature or as I like to say "No hurry-no worry" I read somewhere that George Washington Carver would ask an ailing plant what it needed so he could see to it that the plant was healed. Mr Carver was quoted as saying:" If you love it enough, anything will talk with you." And I must say I agree wholeheartedly. So my friends I do hope you will find time to really commune with nature and that it will help to soothe your soul and make this life even easier. My hope is that each of you will be extremely blessed this upcoming week with much love, peace, joy, and kindness. And don't forget to spread your kindness to all you meet. You are,nomatter what circumstances you find yourself in, an instrument of love and light. Keep smiling and let that Light shine!