are the "natural laws," and why don't we see them
clearly? Why do we seem to buy into all of the
human-made laws that usually are created to benefit some
group or another, yet ignore the way the world is?
There's much that we can learn from observing the world in
which we live and the way that life goes on, with or without
us. And there's much to learn from the laws of other
nations and societies, for they are just as valuable a
reflection of their people as your own laws are of yours.
tell us that learning is about gathering and maintaining
information and facts, but wisdom tells us it's about being
a part of things and feeling them as part of
ourselves. People tell us that success is about
earning money and coming in first and gathering possessions,
but few people reach any sort of happiness that way.
People tell us that we have to look out for number one, but
life tells us that by looking out for our friends and
neighbors, we really are looking out for ourselves.
observation is one of the most valuable skills that we can
learn in life. But it's not enough in itself--we also
have to learn from what we observe, and allow ourselves to
take valuable lessons from all that we see and hear.
We've been put on this planet with the ability to observe
carefully, yet it seems to be one of those skills or talents
that almost all of us neglect. And when we neglect it,
our ability lessens. Can a runner take three months
off and then come back and run at the same speed as
before? Hardly. Then why do we think that we can
observe carefully without practicing, and without
maintaining our skills regularly?
really is worth it. There really is a lot to be said
for living lightly, spontaneously, and effortlessly.