Re­la­tion­ship with Na­ture

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All the el­e­ments in na­ture and all liv­ing be­ings are our friends and our sup­port­ers if we know how to in­ter­act with them pos­i­tively and with un­der­stand­ing and ap­pre­ci­a­tion. This is also the same with our Self-na­ture. If we for­get to con­nect with our­selves, we lose touch and start feel­ing a lit­tle lost as we get into trou­ble. Like those who love gar­den­ing, tak­ing care of flow­ers and plants, cre­at­ing beauty, we’ve to take care of our in­ner Self-na­ture so that we might ra­di­ate cre­ative beauty to ben­e­fit oth­ers.

I re­ally think that gar­den­ing is a great thing to do, not only be­cause I love trees and plants, but also be­cause we learn to ap­pre­ci­ate the na­ture of earth. If we gar­den self­ishly only for the sake of beau­ti­fy­ing our own gar­den, we might cre­ate some­thing su­per­fi­cially beau­ti­ful for the world, but those tiny be­ings’ll ex­pe­ri­ence a big catas­tro­phe; it is like an earth­quake for them. If, how­ever, we can gar­den in har­mony with na­ture, then it is so much more beau­ti­ful all round.

We see the con­se­quence of our ac­tions in na­ture, from our own gar­dens, to how the world is do­ing right now. Rac­ing ahead, think­ing of our own de­sires and needs is putting great pres­sure on na­ture’s re­sources. If we can’t re­spect na­ture, how can we re­spect our­selves?

There is a strong con­nec­tion be­tween how we treat na­ture and how we treat our­selves. As soon as you take that mo­ment to stop and en­joy the view, you be­gin to care about your own life and, in turn, ev­ery­one else’s too.

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