Lessons from my garden!

Today’s teacher.. my Gazebo!

Which line is straight? Which one inclined? Which one has a little bend? And which one is not so perfect??…. Looking at my gazebo roof this morning, I stood under it for several minutes.

I Kept on repositioning myself and a soothing smile appeared on my face without asking me! It was a Eureka in mind! ….. I realized that answers to these questions lie in the ‘point of reference!’

As I change my point of reference, my definition of the same line changes automatically as straight/ inclined, etc.

The sunlight kept moving like a Buddhist monk on its predesigned trajectory during my those 30, 40 minutes of observation, and my same eyes kept seeing a difference in the same line with reference to the same point. My mind started downloading new words as per these new observations… Bent/ curved/ crooked!….

And another smile appeared without my permission… Eureka!! The direction of light was changing my perceptions about the same thing!!!…

I looked at the vast open sky and I felt liberated… Thank God! Nature does not have references! No definitions! No straight lines!!! Though everything has its own predesigned trajectory!! And then everything in nature follows its own trajectory!!

Life goes on.. let’s find our own predesigned trajectory and move on as beautifully as nature moves!!!

Happy gardening!!

My enlightenment this morning!

Soil…

The topsoil that nature builds is with ” whatever available”!

If you observe nature’s process of building soil; it never stops. It’s ongoing! It’s continuous! At any given point in time, on the timescale of 4.3 billion years, that’s earth’s supposed to be age, there are fully composted matter, half composted matter and yet to be composted matter!! To my understanding, that’s the secret of ” living soil”!

Further, it is said that this ” topsoil” on the earth is only 500 m years old out of the earth’s 4.3 b years of age. To my understanding, nature has been always building this soil with the help of every organic component whether dead or alive! Nature does not isolate!! To nature, nothing is dead! It’s only conservation of life! Conservation of Carbon!.. one bond breaks and is converted into a new!! … “Samsara”… The cycle of birth and rebirth… There is no death!!

In this process, nature does not isolate life as animals, plants, insects, etc!!

To correlate all the thoughts above,…

The nature in its technical evolution, of building soil, has created plants without the digestive system, and animals with digestive systems. This gives earth half composted and fully composted matter and the further bigger picture of soil is created by the insect world!

So I understand soil as an integrated process! In history, who so ever has tried to isolate any of these parts, hasn’t gone long in his/ her experiments!!

So build soils IN life! Build Soils OF life!!

Happy soil building.