Reconnecting to Nature

Tides of Impermanence

There are many currents in the tides of impermanace

A seed grows into a tree
A tree is cut into wood
The wood is burned in a fire
The ash is used in art
The art is sold at an auction,
And seeds are bought again.

A seed grows into a tree
A tree is cut into wood
Shavings are turned to pulp
Pulp is turned into paper
On paper is written a letter
Asking for more seeds.

A seed grows into a tree…

I believe it is important to keep an ever evolving world-view, an expanding awareness. It seems our lives have become increasingly boxed in, where our awareness is limited to a smaller perspective. There are walls and screens everywhere, and people have lost their connection to nature. For most, something has to happen in order for them to become aware of an issue. We have lost our connection to the planet, and nature itself, the very thing that sustains us. You don’t have to be a “nature-freak” to realize the importance of taking care of our planet and each other. Look at how scientists look for planets similar to Earth, it does seem to be pretty rare to find a planet of such beauty and resource. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, it could be something as simple as taking a walk, in the open air and stop and think for a second about your connection to the planet, your Macro-Mother. There’s nothing wrong with material things but they are destroyed with time, and what remains is what was there before: nature.

I think it’s especially important to for children to recognize their connection to nature and life itself so that they have that to draw on when they are older.

Free Aesop Fable:

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