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Let Nature Guide You

Published: June 4, 2013

Let Nature Guide You

As I travel along on my (+) Plus journey I keep reminding myself to use nature as a guide. In nature, a little goes a long way. Nature does things slow, methodically and consistently. Just think of a seed. A tiny little seed has the potential to grow into something big. Gardeners and farmers understand this better than anyone.

When left alone, nature can take care of itself without the need for human intervention. As a matter of fact, human intervention is probably the worst thing to happen to nature. We have a tendency to artificially rush things along.

Create a Mini-Garden

If you don’t have the time or space to plant fields of crops, get a flowerpot, dirt and seeds. Grow something from seed. As a matter of fact, get two flowerpots. In one pot (flowerpot A) plant the seed and allow nature to do its thing. In the other pot (flowerpot B), plant the same seeds but work your humanly magic. You know, the magic I’m talking about:

  • Worry and fret about whether or not you’re providing enough water
  • Is the sunlight enough?
  • Is the temperature right?
  • Do I need fertilizer, or did I put too much?

With the above questions racing around in your mind, you begin to move the plant from place to place in search of optimal lighting. Next, you go online and search blogs and authority sites for information on the best growing conditions. You then call, email, text or Facebook your friends to get input on how to grow the plant. To truly work your humanly magic, purchase synthetic fertilizers and every plant-growing gadget available that makes plant growing easy.

Here’s what I’ve Learned


Nature will let you know what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong. You just have to slow down and observe. As you watch the seeds germinate and grow, you’ll soon learn what it likes and doesn’t like. You have the option of watching, observing and learning the nuances of the plant or, you can speed things up with busywork, research, stress and synthetics.

Too many of us no longer enjoy the journey. We only want quick results. Unfortunately, we forget that life is a journey. On a physical level, the end result of life is death. Don’t you think it’s better to slow down and enjoy the journey before you reach the end?

This is one of several posts that came from an old blog that I decided to discontinue. Instead of letting all of the content go into oblivion, I decided to capture it here.

About the Author: I am Felicia A. Williams, a wife, mom, grandma, writer and eternal student.

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