One time three good friends came together for a meeting. Two of the friends disagreed with the 3rd friend on some things and proceeded to set him straight. After a couple of minutes, the third friend simply said, “Well now that you have pointed out my problems, what’s your solution?” BAM!!!
If we have ever wanted to change the world, being part of the solution to a problem is definitely the best place to start. In fact, not being part of the solution is sometimes the bigger part of the problem.
The other day, my 6 year old grandson and I were riding through the city, and he started talking to me about nature – what it is and what it isn’t – what it does and doesn’t do – how ugly litter and pollution look in nature – how the animals lost their homes to the city, and a number of other questions and observations.
At some point in the conversation, the thought hit him, “Hey! We are nature!” When his young brain began to comprehend and compare all the things we had discussed about nature and the natural world, he got it.
We are said to be spiritual beings in a natural body. I know the closer to nature I get, the more spiritual I feel. I can see its perfection, I can appreciate its splendor, and I am thankful that I can be a part of it.
Everything in nature is perfect. All of the parts do what they were designed to do. The unscathed natural world is pure, and it is the lifeline of our species. That world has never needed changing. Nature teaches us the perfect order of life, and spending time there changes our own personal world for the better – guaranteed!
One of the best ways we can connect with nature everyday is by growing our own fresh food. Not only are we putting the purest form of nature inside of our bodies, we reap the benefits of lessons learned and the peaceful experience of plugging our hands into the planet.