26 Powerful Lessons to Learn from Nature
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 01:43 AM PST
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu
I recently had the honor to hear the empowering Gabrielle Bernstein and Kris Carr speak at the Crazy Sexy Miracles lecture in NYC. The evening was filled with many “AHA moments” but one thing that stood out, in particular, was Kris Carr’s wise suggestion, “If you struggle with mastering patience, acceptance or any lesson, look to nature as your teacher. Kris said “Ask how the stars do it? How does the ocean do it? How do the birds do it?” Therein you will find an illustration and answer of how you should handle your issue. That struck a strong cord in my heart because I’ve had many deeply connected moments with nature and animals where time stands still and I feel one with a higher energy, yet I never thought to look to nature for answers.
It’s the moment you see a beautiful cloud formation while driving, taking in the magnitude of colors during a sunset, seeing autumn foliage, watching flocks of birds migrating or deeply looking into the eyes of your pet. I began to ponder what we are suppose to learn and what other messages I missed by our silent teachers. As I began to become present with nature, these are some of the humbling lessons and answers by tuning into nature and animals.
As seasons change, we are guided to learn acceptance and non-resistance. A green leaf doesn’t resist turning red when autumn approaches. Trees don’t resist leaves falling when winter arrives. They stand deeply rooted in the ground, with their vulnerability out in the open and branches spread wide, surrendering to the Universe. Do what you will with me, I trust it is for my highest good.