Updated: Jan 3
It becomes quite obvious after observing for a while, that nature has some kind of order to it.
That things work in particular way.
That there’s a sense of predictability, certain laws of nature (and physics) that can be understood.
This predictability, this order, this structure, is the only reason we can even do science.
If nature consisted of pure chaos, of unpredictability, or disorder, life as you know it simply wouldn’t exist.
You, yourself, may not even exist.
So nature has a way.
There are certain rules, certain things we know and certain things that still remain a mystery.
But you can experience it
You can know the cycles of nature,
You can know the different seasons and their impact
You can know that there is interdependence between all things, a certain harmony
You can predict the behaviour of certain animal species
Understand how different weather patterns affect the eco system
You can understand physics and mathematics
The Laws of motion
The Law of gravity
So it’s difficult to outright refute that there is an order to things.
An order that requires some level of conformity, for if you try to tear it down, everything simply collapses in on itself.
The Chinese refer to this as “The Dao”, or “The Way”.
So it’s only humans then that have the ability to reason away any sense of order.
It’s only humans that want to recreate the rules and the universe with it, in their own image.
It’s only humans that want the earth to adapt to them, rather than adapting to it.
It’s only human’s that set out to defy the laws of nature.
Our ego, our pride, has become our own worst enemy.
How on earth can we expect to be fulfilled, to be happy, to find meaning, to live a full rich human experience, if essentially we choose go to war with nature.
It’s essentially going to war with yourself.
This misalignment between your way and nature’s way is the cause of all friction.
It’s the case of tension
It’s the cause of all disease
All human distress
And it’s only by realigning yourself with nature (and nature’s way) that you can begin to rise up and make the most of everything life has to offer you.
It’s in finding this harmony, this balance, that you can truly begin to live a full life.
The balance between movement and stillness
Happiness and sadness
Fire and water
Death and rebirth
Being productive and being destructive
Holding on and letting go
Order and chaos
It’s only when you begin to experience and understand the ways of nature, that you’re able to begin to make the changes you need to better align yourself with it.