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Aligning Ourself With Mother Nature

Written by Gede Prama

Following the discovery of new variants of the corona virus in several countries, the world entered a new panic.  As far as it has been observed in North Bali, the weather for the past few days is indeed unusual. In December, which usually rains a lot, the weather is now hot.  The invitation then, try not to go against mother nature, let’s learn to be in harmony with mother nature.  Here are some devotional ingredients so that friends can be healthy and safe.

  1. Learn to connect neatly with present moment.  Be one with the calling of your present.  If you ever need a mantra, use this: “Everything that happens is for the best.”
  2. Connect yourself with the natural surroundings.  Look at everything that happens as a friend of growth.  With the right response, all the elements of nature are here to keep us healthy.
  3. Whatever happens, always whisper a beautiful prayer of thank you.  Even better, if you whisper it with the spirit of a very deep gratitude.  Remember, all things that happens in life brings guidance.
  4. Train yourself to be more friendly to the environment around you.  If it is difficult to be friendly to other human beings, be friendly to wild animals, plants, and the surrounding environment.
  5. Service is not only recommended by many holy books, but it is a convincing bridge to grow harmony while on earth.
  6. Use words that are soft and touching.  Words contain not only messages, but also convincing means of connection
  7. Because thoughts can change small things to big things, be wise in using your mind.  Train it to be positive-holistic.
  8. Everything that exists in this realm is sacred and holy.  Reduce over-rejecting the negatives, less grasping the positive.
  9. Even though it’s difficult, learn to listen.  Starting with hearing outside, then hearing inside, until hearing the secret realm
  10. Stop being hostile to shortages.  Treat your flaws as part of the wholeness.  It is as simple as nature embracing the night
  11. Never get tired of learning.  There is always something worth learning for.  Learning makes you have the wealth that no one can steal.

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About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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