Nature Doesn’t Hurry

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

In this hurly burly society of ours, we seem to find a need to do pretty much everything, and we must do it all now. Even though we’ve been given several handy-dandy tools to assist us in our multi-tasking, it often seems that we still never have enough time to do all that we want to do no matter how much we hurry. However, the natural world doesn’t work that way.

Nature takes its time because it doesn’t even acknowledge it. In the natural world, there is no permanence. Water flows, plants grow and wither, and sands shift. Even in the animal kingdom, there are no creatures in the zoological record that actually stress, worry, and hurry the way that humans do. When our hearts begin to yearn, our minds begin to want, and our bodies begin to crave, we envision what can satiate us and begin to map out the path necessary in order to fulfill our desires. Then, while nature waits quietly for change to come, we set out on our paths.

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