One of my personal joys in nature is seeing these bright golden yellow ‘weeds’ across the road from our house in the nature strip or in our backyard when the grass hasn’t been mowed recently. I LOVE these ‘weeds’. They feel like sunshine and happiness to me. They make me smile and bring me out of my otherwise ordinary frame of mind.
To others they may be just ‘weeds’. It used to dampen my spirit when the council would come along and mow down these yellow sunshiney flowers across the road where they were blooming. But now I don’t mind because I know that very soon these hardy ‘weeds’ will be back in adundance!
I know that we can learn a lot from nature. We underestimate the power of nature to teach us the deepest lessons about ourselves and the nature of the Universe. Perhaps we should ask ourselves what else we consider ‘weeds’? What things around us (and within us) do we feel are less acceptable? Why do we feel this way?
A weed is seen as something that shows up where it isn’t wanted. It may run rampant, in areas we don’t want it to be. Perhaps it overtakes other plants that we would prefer around us.
These small ‘weeds’ bring up issues for us to contemplate like judgement and acceptance. I challenge you to go out and find some ‘weeds’ in your garden or near your house and look for the goodness and beauty in them. Contemplate their ability to survive and thrive. Look at the speed at which they grow, and if mowed down, return hardier than ever, sometimes even multiplying the more they are cut down.
Oh what we can learn from these weeds!
I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences connecting with the lesson from ‘weeds’.
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