2017 0827 33 Life Lessons from Nature
Although we can discover through infinite avenues — in texts, movies, the workplace, in our relationships and so much more — we can learn amazingly valuable life lessons from nature, especially when we observe the characteristics of flowers.
EMBRACE THE SUN (FOCUS ON THE GOOD) Flowers grow towards the sun. They embrace the light that shines, which they depend upon for life. As human beings, we too must focus on the light. The light of human is not physical brightness and sunshine, but of goodness, generosity, happiness, moral integrity and good will.
We must always focus on the positive and good. is difficult and, at many times and in many instances, certainly dark and depressing. But without the darkness there could never be light. Like flowers, we must always embrace the sun and focus upon the good, in spite of the darkness that we are sure to endure.
Human emotion and feeling are . As human beings, our mental and emotional well-being is influenced by the happiness or sadness of others around us. As flowers embrace the sun, the lesson taught to us by nature is to always be reminded of, to reflect upon, and to in our lives. Without this integral focus on all that is good and positive in life, our own happiness wanes and we cannot aptly be a source of light for others; those who suffer in darkness and long to grow towards the sun.
BE THE WARMTH (NURTURE YOUR COMPASSION): Flowers need warmth to awaken from the winter’s frost, to sprout and to grow to their fullest potential. Human beings likewise , kindness and understanding to develop into their fullest, happiest and most balanced states of being. Right from our birth, the compassion that is embodied by our mothers and fathers is required for our very survival: without parents to protect us and provide for us, human babies cannot survive.
OPEN UP [NO MATTER WHAT’S INSIDE] Flowers bloom regardless of the looks of their faces, no matter their true colors. Although the faces that flowers display are physical and visual only, every human being owes it to oneself and fully embrace one’s uniqueness — to accept, appreciate, and maximize who you are on the inside.
Every person is completely unique, both in physical appearance and in personality. In order to live the happiest, healthiest and fullest of lives, we owe it to ourselves to . Through opening up — no matter what is on the inside — we can learn a vast amount about ourselves. By maximizing our strengths, minimizing our weaknesses, and finally harnessing our interests and passions, we give ourselves the greatest opportunity to be happy, balanced, and fulfilled in . Doing so also allows us to provide happiness and balance to the men and women around us whom we care about. who we are: our interests, our passions, our fears,
GROW TALL (IN SPITE OF THE FALL) Flowers grow to their highest height, in spite of the fact that come winter, they shall wither and die. Flowers grow, live, and regardless of their finiteness; their mortality. No different, we as human beings will all encounter the inevitable.
In our , so much about our lives surrounds pursuits: pursuing dreams and goals, pursuing careers, pursuing a soul mate and the perfect relationship, pursuing a family, and so on. The pursuit-oriented nature of our lives places so much focus on the end goal — the objective, the sought-after achievement of our pursuits.
Each flower has a purpose. In spite of the inevitability of their demise, they . In our lives, there are many passions and interests and noble objectives to pursue. As we seek out different achievements and successes, we must always remember that we live because we both have and because we .Grow strong and stand tall. Become the best “you” that you can be. Embrace the that natureprovides us: bloom into your fullest and most vibrant of colors.