Nature is a dazzling creation of God. It all glows with the art of God. Who else could have created such beauty that the beholder’s eyes stay stupefied at it? A paradise is vividly seen in Nature about us. It reflects the Divine’s powers and love. In it, one finds hope, belief, and care. A day spent in the wilderness is euphoric and magical. The stardust of nature can never be diminished due to its unfolding aura which it gives anew every day. Why? You think. It’s ethereal (heavenly) in whole.
Our planet is spinning with myriad-exquisite wonders. It has given us everything we needed. All the elements for our survival are provided by nature. Jules Renard says, “On earth, there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.” These pieces teach us divinely things. It holds the key to beauty and knowledge. In nature’s splendor, we comprehend the other side of the world. That is the fantastical one. It makes us ruminate over such marvels.
Have you ever seen the uplifting Sunshine and Sunset? It is ‘God’s Grandeur’ (G.M. Hopkins). It is the Creator’s painting of the world. The cherry blossoms, the flowers unfurling, the leaves falling, the dew drops, the sky in its blue, the velvet turf, the sparkling seas, the enchanting forests, the steady streams flowing, the birds chirping, the fauna roaring and much more. All of its beauty can never be fully expressed in words.
“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction,” says E. O. Wilson. Life is miraculous when we behold nature and all our lives seem to fade in comparison. In the delicate, fragile flowers, one senses the beauty that is beyond our imagination. It is the divine presence which is said to be Omnipotent. The tranquillity one notices in nature as one sits on the sea-shore is pensive. Our minds get nurtured through it. When we feel that we are crushed by the world’s hectic routine, nature gives us that solitary moment that we crave for.
One would wish for a life to be lived in the world of nature because of the ecstasy it delivers. Jane Austen says, “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is a perfect refreshment.” Nature divulges its magic from time to time as the season's change. It makes us nostalgic and gives us ethereal thoughts. Sometimes it is funny, romantic, blooming, booming, enriching and adventurous. Life on Earth is trivial but things such as nature give us the amazing feel of living. It makes us alive as it reaches to our soul.
Nature is divinely due to the artistic nature of the Maker. God took perfect care when He made the Universe so that everything is perfect. But Man is Man, who can imagine what a mess he can make out of it. Life is messy, full of torment, topsy-turvy, tangled, and tough. But in the midst of it, nature is one thing which gives us the divinely peace and calm.
It acts as a soothing balm for the world’s headache. One is mystified and is deeply reflective as one experiences the flowing winds of nature and its echo. Its beauty is unfading because of its divine nature. No bliss is worth rather than enjoying nature. Absolutely mesmerizing!
"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more. "
-George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage