Thursday, September 1, 2011
Renewal is in Our Nature!
Did you know that every day we wake up and breathe, we are renewed? Just look at nature and you can see the best example of forgiveness and renewal. Every season we watch nature expire and every year we have faith, that it will come back as healthy and vibrant as the season prior. Never have I cried for my trees when they have lost their leaves, or looked at the bulging ground and concerned myself with the scientific nature of my tulip bulbs. Without a shadow of a doubt, I knew that in a couple of months, my trees would bear leaves again and my tulips would conspire to bloom. It is just the way nature is. Lucky enough, it is the way we are too.
How often have we sat in judgment and blocked the true forces of nature within ourselves? Too often we forget that we are a vital key in the balance of nature. That’s kinda hard to swallow, isn’t it? Most people cling to the belief that we have dominion over everything in this world. You’ve heard it before; science has proven that the human race is the most intelligent living organism on the planet. That we humans have independent thought outside of instinctual actions which prove we are intellectually superior to any other living thing. Who’s gonna argue that? Certainly not me!
With our ability to act and react to our environment and make choices based on our independent deduction, we must come to grasp—with the realization of SELF, we birth the responsibility to cultivate a healthy environment. Not just the environment that is tangible in the outside world, but our internal environment as well.
What is an internal environment? Well I believe your internal environment is your mind and your soul; it is your mental equivalence. We must begin to learn from the lessons nature shows us every day; the forgiveness of the fruit trees, the renewal of the rose bush, and the abundance of the ocean. Once we begin to understand the power of our thoughts, our words, and our actions, we will begin to truly understand how to be of this world instead of living in it.
When we learn to come from peace we will experience peace; learn to live in the world abundantly, we will have abundance; and when we express love unconditionally we will experience unconditional love. We will reach a level of true greatness—being of this world.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12.2
Renew your belief in people. Take time to see the order nature has. Start seeing yourself as you are supposed to be. The laws of nature are clear, you plant, you water, and it grows. Start following those instructions. Start identifying all the things in your life you are grateful for, lavish your good thoughts and words on yourself and the people around you, and suddenly you will watch your life be transformed.
Thanks for stopping in and reading my ramblings!