Last week, I watched a movie – Godzilla. Amidst the fighting and action, one particular line in the movie script struck me. It’s a line where a doctor says “It is man’s pride to think that they control nature and not the other way round, let them fight.” This line to me is so true of life.
With all the talk of self motivation and belief in one’s self, it seems we have forgotten that forces higher than we are, are in charge of this world. An understanding of this makes us better in various ways.
First of all, we learn to enjoy each moment and let go because we know that we are not in total control. Now this is not to say that we become lazy, rather we handle the things we can and move on.
It also makes us thankful for our blessings, because we know that in addition to our hard work and effort, all we have is really as a result of life’s benevolence.
Understanding that nature has laws keeps us humble and makes us do the right things. Nature has its ways of paying us back; workers will work diligently knowing it’s nature’s place to reward, and people will treat each other with respect. No backbiting, snitching or tearing people down because I know payback time is one of nature’s rules
It also comforts us when we see pain or sorrow because we know that there is a God.
Nature’s laws have always been for those who are humble enough to learn them, and use them to get the best out of every area of life – career, relationships, etc. It is essential we learn what works and practice them, rather than spend time fighting life’s rules.
I left the cinema with a quiet resolve to do the best I can in every situation but also understand that I am not in total control because there is a God that controls the world. An understanding of this makes me patient, humble,thankful, kind and calm. My mother calls it the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit.
Make it a choice to stop and smell the flowers, ignore the crinkum crankums and have a great day.
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Peculiar Okafor is a marketing communications executive and loves to write. Visit her blog ‘www.designersuitcases.blogspot.com‘ to read her stories.