letting nature work

letting nature work


Letting Nature Work
Silent Change

We all see things about ourselves, our relationships, and our world that we want to change. Often, this desire leads us to take action toward inner work that we need to do or toward some external goal. Sometimes, without any big announcement or momentous shift, we wake up to find that change has happened, seemingly without us. This can feel like a miracle as we suddenly see that our self-esteem really does seem to be intact, or our partner actually is helping out around the house more. We may even wonder whether all of our hard work had anything to do with it, or if it just happened by way of grace.

As humans, sometimes we have relatively short attention spans, and we can easily lose track of time. We may worry about a seedling in a pot with our constant attention and watering for several weeks only to find ourselves enjoying the blooms it offers and wondering when that happened, and how we didn’t notice it. Nature, on the other hand, has infinite patience and stays with a thing all the way through its life. This doesn’t mean that our efforts play no part in the miracle of change—they do. It’s just that they are one small part of the picture that finally results in the flowering of a plant, the shifting of a relationship, the softening of our hearts.

The same laws that govern the growth of plants oversee our own internal and external changes. We observe, consider, work, and wonder, tilling the soil of our lives, planting seeds, and tending them. Sometimes the hard part is knowing when to stop and let go, handing it over to the universe. Usually this happens by way of distraction or disruption, our attention being called away to other more pressing concerns. And it is often at these times, when we are not looking, in the silence of nature’s embrace, that the miracle of change happens.

by Madisyn Taylor


thanks CK 😉

Comments ( 2 )

  1. Replygreen-moonlight

    There is no good or bad change. It is a matter of how well you can adjust to the change. We all have choices, either we adapt to the change, or we walk away & move on with our lives. If we can adapt well, that is great; if not, no big deal. Anyone can live in a life without that special one that they think they are that special. Thus, never be afraid of any change as we all have choices. At least I can walk away and move on. Take care!

  2. Replyjames jaworsky

    I think it helps to trust that the change that is happening is the change that we need. Similar to how change and growth does not happen while a person is lifting weights, but rather when that person is resting and the muscles are getting stronger. be Love.

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