We are amazing human beings, all of us Inspired at the core, it’s our primal nature and therefore we still respond spontaneously to the triggers that come from finding in harmony with nature.
We can’t separate ourselves from nature so why do we try? The answer is simple, “we have an Ego.”
All human problems common from separation from nature. The ego is insatiable and thrives on imbalanced thinking. Nature on the other hand seeks balance.
Therefore, there is a wonderful authenticity that comes from nature-based spirituality. For the entrepreneur, artist, business owner and performer nature-based spirituality drives to the very core of what courses success. Anything that helps us separate our ego from our authentic nature brings us personal power and sustainable success.
Finding this authenticity is not easy. It is so easy to get our Ego all caught up in Eastern arts such as yoga, meditation and tai chi without some sort of grounding influence. That influence used to be the relationship with a Guru, but those individuals who were not profiting commercially from teaching have vanished and been replaced by a majority of teachers who themselves are ungrounded, unqualified and personally unstable. I believe there is an opportunity to bring the grounding of nature back into spiritual development, especially Eastern teachings which, as I’ve noted, have become separated from their own beautiful authenticity.
My old Yoga teacher and guru Sri K Pathabhi Jois was the last in a lineage of true guru’s. His motives had little commercial orientation until his teachings went west and became diluted by the rush to make money as a teacher.
Emulation is not Spiritualisation
Nature presents an authentic representation of self-awareness that is not distorted by commercial, cultural or academic reason. This is rare.
Books and teachers present models of how we can achieve great states of self-awareness and enlightenment as if, by following some instruction book we will achieve the same result as somebody else. You just have to go around the world meeting those people who claim to have some level of enlightenment to realize that this is false.
There is no path other than your own. Rather than a road with a common destination, spiritual development is a process of evolution. There is no end there is just a process and it applies to all seven areas of life.
Great entrepreneurs understand the process of evolving more than most meditation teachers. For entrepreneurs, their Ego usually sabotages the first two or three attempts at successful business ownership. Great actors understand the concept of a evolving because they need the depth to mine characters within themselves and soon recognise all humanity in all it’s shapes and sizes, exist within them. They simply can’t achieve great acting without evolving.
Evolution is the opposite to emulation. The ego can emulate natur spiritual development simply by reciting the Buddhist Dharma ior bending backward in Yoga or standing on one foot and repeating routines in Tai Chi. the ego can read from prayer books, wear roes and chant hymns without really finding any authenticity. But in nature those things don’t exist. It is more simple.
People are different in nature, more generous, more creative, more visionary, more inspired and more purposeful. They are also less righteous, and get past desperation faster.
Earthing or grounding ourselves brings spirituality to life. and the key here is that spirituality in nature applies to all 7 areas of life, not just morals and ethics.
It’s this separation from nature that can allow corporate leadership to act badly toward people or cause environmental abuse. It’s this separation from nature that allows a husband to abuse their wife and it’s this separation from nature that allows communities to go to war against others. The ego is a dangerous thing and it’s also a wonderful thing.
When we are connected to nature the Ego works for us, not against us. But we have lost this connection to nature. Once we worked with our hands in the soil and understood the rhythm and harmony of nature and could apply it to our lives, but city life has made us separate.