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Peculiar Okafor: Nature’s Laws



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 ‘‘ to read her stories.

Peculiar is a Marketing communications personnel, she believes that one can have a full life without being bitchy and she wants it all 'A good career, love, laughter, wealth, you name it. She blogs at Follow her on Instagram @daworkdiva and Facebook ''


  1. tteetope

    June 8, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Peculiar , God bless you for this article. It is very true, we humans think we have control over our lives and watever happens to us, we do not realize its all God’s blessings. Hardwork alone doesn’t make one successful, God and hardwork makes that. Some people work so hard and yet they barely make ends meet or are just okay …while some don’t even work too hard and everything comes their way easily. I once heard a man sying his 20 year old daughter who just graduated must get married as soon s possible because he wants her to have all her children before the age of 25, and I just thought to my self, nobody has control over child birth, its merely God’s blessings, what I she indeed gets married , what’s the guarantee that she will have children on time? Yes it pays to work hard, even the holy books emphasize on hardwork…but all we have or have acquired is not just because of our hard work, God just chose to bless us. The rich, the famous, the successful business men, workers, celebrities and all, its not because they are the most hardworking people on earth, God just chose them. I know some people will say God’s name shouldn’t be mentioned in some things but the truth is that there’s a supreme being up there who created us and is in control of our lives.

  2. Omrl

    June 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    I love you dear. Your article can see one through his or life journey here on earth. Remain blessed.

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