This article talks about how nature and success are intimately related. By “nature” I am referring to the natural world, meaning everything that grows and thrives on the planet without the intervention of human beings.
By observing nature with an open heart and an open mind we can receive massive inspiration to power our own success. Why? Because everything that is born by nature lives successfully, in harmony with its environment.
I will be expanding upon this idea and discussing how each of us is capable of great success.
So read on to learn more about this!
Life Is A Dance – And We’re All Dancers
No one knows how life started on Earth. Some theories suggest that life is the emergent product of billions of years of random collisions between atoms suspended in the primordial soup of the newborn earth. Other theories maintain that life may have originated somewhere in outer space and arrived on earth on an asteroid. There is evidence supporting this.
Regardless of how life originated on our lovely blue planet, which remains an open question, experts all agree on the following fact: life is in a constant state of adaptation. Adaptation to what? To itself, of course. Life is a self-harmonizing entity, engaged in a never-ending dance with itself to a cosmic tune.
Ever since life developed on this planet it has been doing its dance. This dance is the engine which powers all the wonderful creation and terrible destruction we witness around us every day. Life is a dance, and we are all part of the show.
Fast forward from the primordial beginnings of life to today and we get our wonderful earth; filled with all the plants, animals, insects and fungus which animate every level of existence. This near-endless variety is the result of the dance of life. And we are just as much a part of it as everything else.
Like in any dance, the dance of life is characterized by tension. When two people dance together, it’s this tension which keeps both dancers harmonizing with each other. Each pull and push of one is met with a push and pull of the other; from this tension emerge the complicated shapes and patterns which makes dancing such a tickling experience.
It all comes about thanks to tension.
Every living being experiences the tension of life, humans included. This tension forms between the living being itself and its living surroundings.
Picture yourself. You are a human, a living breathing animal of this earth. Like any animal you experience tension; heat, cold, hunger, thirst, exhaustion and sexual desire. These tensions arise because you are alive. And it’s up to you to resolve them so that your personal dance of life may evolve. Whenever the tension of life becomes too great for too long, serious injury may occur, even death. So it’s in the interest of life that we resolve tensions.
Which brings us to the point of the article.
We Have Evolved To Succeed
Observe any animal in its natural habitat and we find that they all have something in common. They are equipped for success. From the single-celled paramecium to the gigantic blue whale, nature has bequeathed every living organism with the capabilities it needs to live and thrive. No expense has been spared, no corners cut; every living organism is the result of countless, minute, iterative changes which have occurred regularly since the time of the very first living being(s).
Each living organism is the product of nature’s dispassionate and ultimate wisdom.
And human beings are no different.
Every human being comes equipped at birth with the most elegant, adaptable and powerful “equipment” which has ever been created by nature. Our hearts, brains and bodies are marvels of complex efficiency, evolved to be the tools for our success.
If you are human then you have the stuff to be successful.
Contained between our ears is a gelatinous mass weighing about two to three pounds depending on your age and sex, the brain. It has been determined that the average human brain is made up of between 80 to 100 billion neurons.
These neurons, the “distributed computational units” of the brain, are each capable of connecting to between 1,000 and 10,000 other neurons, depending on who you ask. That means that, at the minimum, an average adult is carrying around a network of 80,000,000,000,000 connections, or eighty TRILLION connections. And that’s a conservative estimate.
Stephen Smith, a professor at Stanford University School of Medicine estimates that in a human brain there are more than 125 trillion synapses (connections) in the cerebral cortex alone.
That’s approximately equal to the number of stars in 1,500 Milky Way galaxies.
That’s just your brain.
The heart also has its own intelligence, which you can read about in the article “Desire – It’s The Calling Of The Heart”.
All of this means that…
We Come Equipped For Wealth
Each of us is the result of an unimaginably complex process of progressive iterative refinement. We have the most sophisticated tools at our disposal to bring about the change we want to see in our lives.
We are the walking, talking, thinking universe. The cosmos made flesh.
To be wealthy and free is our birthright. To create the figures we want to experience in the dance of life is our human power.
Yes, despite any ideas we may have concerning your capacity for success, we have the power within us to create the life that we want. We are children of the universe, engaged in the dance of life, experiencing the tensions of existence.
We have the power to succeed.
Knowing this, the question then becomes “How?”
Engage With This Content To Cultivate Your Success
I created this website to show others how to use their own personal “success tools.” Every time you engage with empowering content like this you are directing your success tools to work for you. You rewire that awesome brain for success. You learn how to take advantage of your powerful humanity to make the change you want to see.
The world needs more successful people. I don’t mean “successful” in the terms defined by the media, like fame, power or wealth.
What I mean by “successful people” are those who are happy with themselves; their choices, relationships and futures. Successful people know why they’re alive; they are grateful for everything they have. They learn from their mistakes. And they use their human powers to create new worlds for us to learn from and grow. They make the world a safer, cleaner, healthier, more loving place for everyone they share it with.
Successful people can be materially wealthy, if they want to be. But successful people are aware that material wealth is not necessary to be successful.
Do you have what it takes to be successful? After reading this you know you do.
The question now becomes, What will you do?
To your wealth and success.
2 thoughts on “Nature And Success – Get Inspired!”
Nice read, I guess I haven’t really seen life from this perspective. So I am grateful I read this. You are also right, life is all about adaptation, we have been equipped to look for ways to go through the ups and downs of life. And yeah, being successful is a lot more than fame and whatnot. It is definitely about contempt, inner happiness and accomplishments.
Yes! The more we adapt the greater our ability to do so 🙂