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Life Lessons from Nature


One day Isaac Newton sat thinking in his garden, when an applefell. Then he realized. The direction the apple fell, along with everyother object on this round earth, was always toward Earth’s center. Itwasn’t just that the apple fell, but that it tried to go to Earth’s center.That was Newton’s Eureka Moment. He realized that Earth had drawnthe apple to it. He realized that every object in theOne day Isaac Newton sat thinking in his garden, when an applefell. Then he realized. The direction the apple fell, along with everyother object on this round earth, was always toward Earth’s center. Itwasn’t just that the apple fell, but that it tried to go to Earth’s center.That was Newton’s Eureka Moment. He realized that Earth had drawnthe apple to it. He realized that every object in the universe draws everyother object—probably in proportion to its mass. Siddhartha sat beneath a sacred fig (Ficus religiosa), known ever after as the Bodhi Tree, and settled into meditation. After countless daysand nights, one day, as the morning star rose in the sky, SiddharthaGautama realized enlightenment and became a Buddha.Mother Nature has given us tremendous inspirations since the advent of man. Philosophers, writers, intellectuals, scholars, scientists,and religious leaders always have a very special relationship with nature—that of profound discoveries and realizations. Nature offers theprecious opportunity even to people who are trapped in their egos ofloving and being loved unconditionally. The author realizes that MotherNature can tell us even more things if you care to know about the hidden messages. Give Yourself completely to the act of listening, observing, and experiencing. There is something greater to be understood.When we get lost in a maze of compelling world problems, we shouldknow where to turn to; when we have forgotten how to be ourselves, tobe where life is in the here and now, we should know where to turn to.


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