In a recent post, THE SONG OF THE UNIVERSE, it was discussed how the Native Americans see all in nature as a “YOU” not as an “IT.” This way you are able to learn from nature. The founder of Aikido, M. Ueshiba, wrote the book THE ART OF PEACE. This book also relates the value of learning from nature.
The universe is our greatest teacher, our greatest friend. It is always teaching us THE ART OF PEACE. Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Everything—mountains, rivers, plants, trees, rocks—should always be your teacher.
Study the teaching of the pine tree, the bamboo and the plum blossom. The pine is firmly rooted. The bamboo is strong, resilient and unbreakable. The plum blossom is hardy, fragrant and elegant. Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the highest peak and the deepest ocean, empty of all limiting thoughts.
Offer your heartfelt gratitude to show your respect to the four directions. You will be amply rewarded. Reflect the nature of the world. Depending on the circumstances, be hard as a diamond, flexible as a willow, smooth flowing as water or empty as space.
EACH ONE OF US IS A MINIATURE UNIVERSE, A LIVING SHRINE. WHEN YOU BOW TO THE UNIVERSE, IT WILL BOW BACK.
NEW BEGINNINGS ARE A GIFT FROM THE PAST. NATURE IS YOUR TEACHER. OBSERVE NATURE.
Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.