weaving life’s beauty
Does life have a natural rhythm to it? Do we try to control too many details and block this natural flow in our lives? What does this do to our every day lives?
One thing I have learned is that life must flow and when we try to control it we restrict the flow that is naturally occurring. What we should do instead is allow this natural flow to continue in its path, maybe even align your goals with this flow.
While we can make plans and try to position our gardens and trees in the best possible way for greater yield and a positive impact on the environment, sometimes things will not work out as you hoped. During times like this we need to just let things flow as they will, I don’t encourage anyone to try to control every aspect of their garden or orchard, leave room for life to weave its own beauty.
I think people thrive off of having goals, goals help them to feel as if they are working towards something and give them a sense of accomplishment when these goals are met. Goals challenge and enrich our lives but there comes a time when we must allow for change to happen without getting upset.
My number one rule of permaculture is have fun, don’t take this too seriously to where it becomes a negative experience, just relax emotionally and allow life to flow. When you do, you will find joy and peace in your garden and everything around you will flourish.
Man plans while God laughs.
About Mimic Nature
Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids.
With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away.
So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature.
Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting.
I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family.
Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
I couldn’t agree more. Although, let things flow is an aspect of my own life that I need to work on. I sometimes have some trouble here. I am much better at this now than I used to be, but it is a work in progress.
Btw, what are they doing in this picture? It looks great!
I’m not sure what they are doing, it does look very interesting. I just searched up images of weaving and this is one I found and liked.
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I will be sure to find out eventually!
“Man plans while God laughs.” What a great finish.
I believe God provides us with a plan for our peaceful flux of life. “He writes the story. However, we change the plot.” (Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen)
When we buy a new car we receive an owner’s manual. It instructs us about how to use and service our car to get maximum efficiency and pleasure from it. We can choose not to follow it and will find that it is quite inefficient and troublesome. And is more in the repair shop than in your garage.
Our control is in the best use of our free will. That is the use of prudence before we decide about what is before us.
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