The Teachings of Nature
Nature teaches us many things. Unfortunately we have become so accustomed to teachings by books, classrooms and other methods that we miss the teachings of nature. Let us find out about few teachings of nature.
Water, what does it teach us? It is one of the greatest teachers. It mixes with most of the solids and becomes one with them. It has no color of its own and takes any color given to it. It always tries to go down rather than staying on the top. Does this not teach us few things?
Flowers, they look very beautiful. They make everyone happy who looks at them. They are very soft and teach us that softness is to be desired. They give amazing perfume, but it is all for others. They are ready to be used in wedding or during death ceremonies. They object to nothing.
Mountains, the heights make all of us feel small. But the mountain has no pride of its imposing height. Rather the mountains challenge our determination and strength to conquer them. Mountains make everything else look so small that one gets the right perspective of life.
Trees, they give us shade, fruits, flowers, green cover, bind the soil and make the landscape look fertile. Can one ask for more? It is for us to learn something from everything in nature. Even a small stone teaches us the art of patience. It continues to lie at the same place for years together unless disturbed. Let us look at the nature with a new outlook and find out what it can teach us. We will surely learn quite a lot.