The beauty of nature

TAKING IN THE BEAUTY: Appreciate the ground we walk on.

Ragena Jagon, Staff Writer

The sky, the mountain, the valley, and animals gives us enchant in and of themselves. In nature we observe sprout and development in living things, contrasted with the static state of the vast majority of that which is man-made. Nature nourishes beauty all around, it is nature that makes the surroundings appealing and worthy to live in. The possibility of human life is due to nature and its numerous godsends. Mother nature must be respected just like we respect our mothers for she is a heaven sent.

She is beneficial in ways you can take your work outside, meditate outdoors, tend a garden, have a picnic or just relax outdoors instead of inside. Even when you are inside you can get some of the benefits of going outdoors by working or doing daily tasks near natural light from a window or skylight. The world is a beautiful place, destroying the natural world is taking away the things we marvel at and experience awe towards. Consequently, an emotional or affective element in the beauty of the intellect just as there is in the instant beauty of awareness. Nature is not only valuable because it is beautiful, but nature is beautiful because it models β€œjust enough” sustainability, possesses intrinsic value, and grounded in its intelligible structure.

Nature always exhibits its beauty in all places and to the eye that knows how to look for it. Most often, we find these things to be delightful not because of something else they might bring us, but because of the way that the forms of these things instantly hit us upon observation. This experience of beauty is one of the bases for appreciating nature. Nature is the source of truth and goodness, because of its intelligible structure, and since its production of organisms that can recognize that structure, us. This view of nature includes an inherent call to protect that which is true, good, and beautiful. These are the things that we as human beings are searching for, are striving after, and yet they are right in front of us if only we would listen with our ear to the earth. Let us continue to take pleasure in our immediate encounter with her. Let us continue to be awe-struck, like the child on the seashore. Let us hold onto that experience, and fight for what makes it possible, both for the child in each of us, and for those that come after us.