Nature teaches by setting valuable examples. It exhibits wisdom in action. If we learn to observe nature, we can be a witness to its teachings, gaining in unimaginable ways.
But to learn anything, one must be teachable. And to be teachable, one must be humble enough to know that one does not know.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
― Alvin Toffler
When one recognises that one does not know and is willing to be taught, this very simplicity helps one to be on the right track.
Arrive Empty To Learn, Unlearn, Relearn
The best way to learn from nature is to arrive in its presence completely empty.
Come with an empty mind. An empty bowl can only be filled. Isn’t it?
In the same way, only an empty mind that is surrendered in honesty, can gain the wisdom that the earth imparts.
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
― Albert Einstein
Be Born Anew
A baby in mother’s womb purely surrenders to the process of its development. The newborn doesn’t interfere. Only by being present innocently, nature works for the newborn’s best interest.
“If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.”
Nature Teaches By Setting Valuable Examples
A tree is an inspiring symbol being empowered.
A tree reaches it’s absolute potential only by surrendering to the innate intelligence of nature.
Right from the beginning when a seed is planted into the earth until the end when the tree stands tall in its complete glory, the natural intelligence supports its growth. In the most powerful way the tree is supported moment to moment.
“If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke
We Gain By Being Rooted To Nature
A tree is powerfully rooted. It holds Mother Earth intrinsically. It holds on to the wisdom and innate intelligence of mother nature.
The tree’s roots are grounded in nature’s intelligence. This very grounded-ness helps the tree to grow and rise up through its trunk. It spreads wide expressing through various branches. It strongly exhibits its unique qualities. Expressing itself through unique leaves, flowers and fruits.
A Mango Seed Can Never Turn Into A Banana Tree
Nature knows what’s best for you. Only when we are willing to learn, unlearn, relearn can we express our finest selves.
Every seed has a different potential. A mango seed can never turn into a banana tree.
Nature knows what is best for every kind of tree. It provides every unique seed with a unique combination of –
- Sun and
Every seed get’s the best environment to grow for it to become its unique best.
When we humble ourselves and surrender to nature, we accept nature’s inherent intelligence.
Knowing exactly what could be best for us, nature reveals to us those valuable lessons.
When we follow its teachings, we turn into the best versions of ourselves. We then gain the ability to contribute more.
Ready To Learn, Unlearn, Relearn?
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Written By: Deepti Daryanani