Observation of nature allows us to come to the understanding that all life consists of cycles of change and stability. We learn to believe that changes and mysteries that are present in nature are present in our life as well. They are an essential part of development and renewal. What other important life lessons can we learn from nature?

3 Profound Life Lessons from Nature

Periods of uncertainty give us the opportunity for either renewal or despair. We have a choice.

When we go through hardships and times of uncertainty, we often feel like a failure and eventually give up. We are crippled by fear and don’t know what awaits us the next day. But every crisis is also an opportunity to learn from your failures and difficult circumstances.

With the right mindset, we can begin to believe in ourselves again and let the fear go. This is when we accept the gift of unlimited possibilities.

The essence of life is changeable and mysterious.

When we walk in nature in different seasons, we come to understand that life is changeable and mysterious. Grief fills the air in late autumn when colorful leaves cover the ground. Days are getting shorter and colder. In late winter, lovely spring-like days begin to change the cold snowstorms.

Nature, just like life, has cycles of change and stability. Some are more predictable, others appear without warning. But the essence goes down to the fact that we need to accept and adapt to every change or challenge life throws at our door.

Our life passages give us the opportunity to face uncertainty and learn to trust.

Time spent in nature teaches us that every cycle ends and gives a start to the next one. Change leads to stability, which sooner or later returns to a new change. This is the rhythm of nature and this is the rhythm of life. These cycles and rhythms are designed to move us forward. They contribute to our growth and renewal. We learn to trust in times of uncertainty.

In the observation of nature, we find that having less control gives us the opportunity to move in new directions and provides us with creative responses to challenging life situations. The decreasing need for a specific result frees us from dwelling on our failures and disappointments.

Having trust in the process of life does not stop us from setting goals and striving to achieve them. It simply allows us to see if there are other opportunities than the ones we expected to face.

Have these life lessons from nature helped you make sense of everything that’s going on in your life? What else have you learned from nature?

Anna LeMind, B.A.

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