Things That Nature Wants to Teach You

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“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” - Helen Keller

Nature is a colorful, proud source of everything. Whatever we have, whether directly or processed, everything is provided to us by nature. Love, joy, wealth, happiness, energy, food, water, clothing, shelter, and anything you can imagine of ever having existed.

Whatever she is not able to consume, that is what comes from an unaltered meaning of life. 

‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’, indeed holds true when no matter how many fancy malls and restaurants you visit, nothing can compare the sight of walking on a weathered avenue. 

While closing your eyes to look up small raindrops touch your skin and calm your mind, or by placing your feet in a never-ending motion of the sea waves, nature shows that it knows how to make you feel alive. 

When you are lucky enough to have blessed your visions with lush meadows overloaded with brilliantly colored flowers and dense forests with skyscraper trees. How can anything be so blissful, how can even heaven be better than this?

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”-Rachel Carson

Humans are confusing creatures. They worship invisible God and destroy the visible divinity. But Nature is forgiving so she lets you open up to a fact that she is a book of lessons, only if one remembers how to find ways in glimpses. Nature is time-perfect, committed, devoted, selfless, and principled. 

Origin of discipline, beauty, and art, every element of hers teaches way too many things but adapting even a percent can change our lives for good.

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” - Frank Lloyd Wright

1. The Sun

“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”
― Roman Payne

The Sun is a source of life. He binds our solar system and represents influence and strength. He symbolizes energy, strong will, being clear and self, and how selflessly our privileges must be shared. 

The Sun is tirelessly committed to his principles of providing nourishment and warmth and provides his light to all lives without expecting favors in return. Be satisfied with what you have, you cannot have more than the Sun!

2. The Moon

The moon is a feminine symbol, universally representing the rhythm of time as it embodies the cycle. The phases of the moon symbolize immortality and eternity, enlightenment, or the dark side of Nature herself. 

She is capable of enlightening the darkest of nights, guide the travelers, and represent that material beauty is an illusion and that the most beautiful things come with imperfections.

“The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light."

"The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” 
 TaherehMafi, Shatter Me

3. The Stars

Make a wish!

Stars represent positiveness, joy, and goodness in the dark. They teach that the darker there will be, the more you will shine. They are limitless sources of energy and luster.

“When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.” 
 William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

4. The Sky

Sky symbolizes spirit, peace, and heaven and tells us that we are made of infinite colors. The dreams associated with the sky indicate your spiritual feelings and state of mind. The storms and wild weather conditions are just like your hard times but it is satisfying to know, the storm eventually passes. Stay boundary-less and deep!

“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.” 
― Haruki Murakami, Dance DanceDance

5. The Rain

Rain is vital for life and represents rebirth and emotional cleansing. She tells us that heaviness must be rained down, slowly, in symmetry before it bursts and when done, it nourishes rather than destroy.

“On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.”
― Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

6. The Tree

Colorful, selfless, and shelter to many, the tree represents life and growth. No matter how hard the circumstances are, a will to live life can make you grow even in the darkest times. Philosophers regard trees as observers witnessing the evolution of humans and the planet around them. 

They are a breathtaking source of life, food, and shelter.

“Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind. Their leaves are telling secrets. 
Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. 
And their roots give names to all things. Their language has been lost.
But not the gestures.” 
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

7. The Mountains

Mountains carve constancy, eternity, firmness, and stillness and nearness to unlimited. That we all are canvases of life and must be proud of the scars that have mounded our shape.

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” ― John Muir, The Mountains of California

8. The Ocean

The ocean is the beginning of life on Earth and is formless, unfathomable and chaotic, yet the simplest of all. He is a symbol of stability and calmness as he can exist unchanged for centuries. Home to many creatures, Ocean must be worshipped!

“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can't.” ― Christopher Paolini, Eragon

Nature is complete in her existence and a never-ending, limitless, and unbounded bliss. Every element lives with perfect harmony with each other producing music vigorous enough to heal the tormented. Capable of every emotion, she can give us life and destroy it as well. Bow to Nature!

Written by - Rashi Jain

Edited by - Rudransh Khurana

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