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What Is The Nature Of Things?

This post is from my wonderful friend and monthly guest writer Steve Tallamy.  I love the powerful connection Steve has to Mother Nature, as well as her beautiful gifts to life.  Steve is an excellent writer.  I highly recommend Steve if you are looking for someone to write articles for your blog or business.  Contact him at at this link – Write For Your Site.

What Is The Nature Of Things?

We often use the term, ‘it’s not in my nature’ or ‘it’s in their nature,’ but what does that really mean and what is ‘nature’?  I looked the saying up and the general consensus was that it relates to ‘the fundamental qualities of a person or thing; identity or essential character.’

So, if that’s the case to my way of thinking it means that ‘nature’ is in all of us, which begs another question.  If ‘nature’ is in all of us, why are some peoples ‘nature’ good and some peoples not so pleasant?   My theory (more of a fact than a theory) is that the not so pleasant folk have lost touch with ‘nature’ whilst the nicer ones like you and me are connected and in touch with it, but in touch with what?

Nature!  The nature that is all around us, the nature we are all connected to and a part of – True Nature. It is in us all, we just need to connect with it, cherish it and hold onto it.  That is what ‘the nature of things’ means, it’s not a thing, identity or essential character. They are all ‘ego’, totally different things to ‘nature’ altogether.

True nature is in our heart, it’s our soul, our inner-selves and that is what we have to be in touch with and be connected to.  Being in tune with the nature that is in our hearts, appreciating the simple beauty in the things around us, living in the moment we are in and truly touching, smelling, feeling and seeing it that is the true nature of us all.

Unfortunately many of us have forgotten how to do be in tune with ourselves and miss so much of what is all around us.  We try to dissect and understand too much about anything and everything; let’s face it if mankind were bumble bees we would get up every morning, look at ourselves in the mirror and panic, saying, “I’m too fat, my body’s the wrong shape, my wings are too small, I can’t possibly fly!” and go straight back to bed and worry about it until we got up and went through the same ritual the next morning.

These words from Walt Whitman and ‘Leaves of Grass’ sum up how I feel we should be approaching and connecting with the nature within us:

“I exist as I am, that is enough,

If no other in the world be aware I sit content,

And if each and all be aware I sit content.

One world is aware, and by the far the largest to me, and that is myself,

And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years,

I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness, I can wait.”

So take a leaf out of the Bumble Bee’s book of life and accept yourself, others and everything around you for what they truly are, don’t try to fathom the world out, enjoy and appreciate it and be in touch with your true nature.

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