Like many of my fellow bloggers, I am an awe of nature. We feel connected to something deeper when we take the time to soak in the great outdoors. I wondered why we’re so taken and why it leaves us with that feeling of serenity. As usual, a few things came to mind that I thought I’d share here on my blog.
Nature is simply nature. Duh! What I mean is … a tree is a tree, it doesn’t pretend to be a rose. A stream is a stream, it doesn’t pretend to be an ocean. Some of us humans feel we need to be someone other than who we really are in the presence of others. When we’re in nature, we can rest in the real us, in our humanity. Nature accepts us as we are.
Some people forget that nature doesn’t just mean the great outdoors. Nature is the law of the universe. Nature is a perfect organized order of life expanding and contracting. It disturbs me when I see or hear about people trying to bend or manipulate the laws of nature.
For example, it’s a dog’s nature to be a dog, not a human. Some people say, “My dog thinks he’s a human.” No he doesn’t. The dog is responding to his owner who treats him like he’s human. He actually knows he’s a dog and longs to be able to be a dog around his human. This does not mean to treat dogs inhumanely, it means to respect them and their true nature.
Procreation is also part of the order of nature. When my husband and I were unable to conceive, I felt out of kilter with nature. It took me some time to feel back in sync again.
The order of nature is also the law of cause and effect. When we try to manipulate any of nature, we will get an effect, and that effect may not be favorable. Nature needs to run its own course.
The law of cause and effect is in everything, including our economy. The economy needs to be left alone to run its own course. When we try to manipulate it, we get the effects we’re seeing now. If we leave it alone, it will ebb and flow. Sometimes it will sink a little, but not to the levels we are seeing now in the USA, or in poor countries where they manipulate the economy and it’s moneys through control.
I’m grateful for the nature of nature, and for its undercurrent of life flowing eternally in us all.