Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Out of your comfort zone and in to the woods

We humans are animals, children of nature. Nature is an entire universe of its own, every little part in it interconnected and interdependent on each other. One of my classmates was asked to talk about nature. She went on telling us about how her parents quarrel with each other because her mother wants to plant flowers and her father doesn’t allow. I was surprised because nature is MUCH more than that.

Today we are so surrounded with technologies and materialistic things. They have somehow created a sphere within which we have started to feel comfortable. We no longer go in to the woods and explore. We hardly look around, notice and appreciate this beautiful natural world that surrounds us.

There are so many things we can learn from nature. The most common example is of course the lesson of patience and endurance the life cycle of a butterfly teaches us.
There are seasons and right time for everything. Sometimes we become selfish and want certain things to happen right away. We want instant result. But winter has to wait three months to see flowers bloom.

Ever since civilization, humans have begun to consider themselves as the superior species. They want to exploit the natural earth and rob her of the resources. I think nature teaches us to be humble. Whether living or non-living elements, we are all interdependent on each other. No one is superior to the other. We are all equal.

Nature shows us the art of giving. A tree stands elegantly without ever imposing on anything. However, its branches spread out and provide shades to the other living being. Its roots absorb water and create streams that feed rivers and lakes. In the nature is a perfectly serene place to bring your mind to peace; all those mushrooms and rivers rushing downstream and mist filled woods and birds chirping and leaves rustling.

I think it is incredible how nature works. Sometimes we have to take out some time to really get out and explore this wonderful universe of natural earth. People in Bhutan are blessed with such beautifully natural environment and atmosphere.  It would be a shame to not appreciate them and learn whatever we can from them.  

There is an entire world out there. Let’s get out of our comfort zone and go in to the woods. 

What is your thought on nature? Let us know in the comments!

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