Seeing nature as a teacher is an element of ancient wisdom. Advice from nature is about listening to nature. The Earth and the sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent teachers, and teach more than you can ever learn from books.
Observing nature is always an awe-inspiring, spiritual experience and reminds you how incredibly fascinating our planet is, and how little we know, despite what we think we know. There is nothing more humbling than being face-to-face with something so much bigger than yourself.
We naturally fall in Love with places that prove how small we are … places that humble us with reminders that we have so much more to learn, so much more to grow; that we are part of something bigger than ourselves.
Your significance lies in such potential, in that quiet recognition of the oceans in your mind, knowing that a new sunrise paints your skies every day of your life. And by virtue of just being – by existing – nature gives you free front row seats. It is like you have won the evolutionary lottery.
You could quite literally not exist at all; you could be nothing, you could be incapable of perceiving any of this. All of us are always just one phone call, one diagnosis, one broken heart, one Love, and one moment away from being completely different people with completely different priorities.
How frail you are. And yet, how blessed you are. You see, those seemingly insignificant moments spent with nature remind you of what is important; they remind you that all you really have is your Consciousness, and each other.
If nature is your teacher, your soul will awaken. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We are going to have to take nature as a teacher, in much the way the alchemists of the sixteenth century talked about it. Take nature as a teacher and follow nature. Mimic nature.
Always follow her curves, and her energy economies as the only way to take this thing apart without it going lethal on us, and the beginning of this is unavoidably the psychedelic experience because the psychedelic experience is where you meet Human nature outside the envelope of cultural conditioning for the first time.