Top 10 things to learn from Wildlife & the Jungle
10 things to learn from Animals:
- Keep your focus on the present: Humans frequently hop from one thought or location to the next without paying close attention to what is going on around them. While other species, on the other hand, are just concerned with finding food, water, a place to stay out of the weather, and their next mating. For example Deer, gently transition between activities while looking for fruit, clean water, or simply taking in their environment. If you get the opportunity to observe these animals in action, you will notice how much presence they have in their surroundings. They are always alert about predators while grazing protecting their young ones and keeping themselves in the present. They survive living the present accessing their current situations. We humans should learn to live more in present rather than always worrying about the past and future.
- Patience: Humans place a similar value on time and money, yet we rarely consider the fact that these two items only exist because we agree they should. The natural world moves in accordance with the planet’s inherent cycles and indications, not your rigid timetable. An animal should never be forced to accomplish something for which they are not yet prepared. If you’ve ever seen a Royal Bengal Tiger hunting you would understand how much patience he needs to be successful in his hunt. Any sudden movement in hurry can alert his prey which leads to remaining empty stomach.
- Compassion: Compassion for animals knows no borders, as seen through interspecies friendships or foster parenting. Because they push us to go beyond our own needs and consider those of a person who is very different from ourselves, companion animals help us develop compassion. Understanding another person’s feelings is the foundation of all acts of compassion. We immediately have an appreciation for and understanding of how a mother of any wild species takes care of their offspring with all she has to offer. She nourishes them and protects them from any condition. We have often seen in wildlife documentaries how a mother bird even fights with a snake to save her offspring or eggs from the snake.
- We survive together: Ecosystems can only flourish in a balanced environment. Because of this, wildlife populations interact with one another to achieve maximum success. For instance, if the wolf population exceeds its carrying capacity, the number of their prey may decline precipitously, which may change the local flora. Even if we as humans have sort of disassociated ourselves from this direct involvement in our separate ecosystems, our activities still have an impact on other species. We can learn that we are not as far apart as we would believe by seeing the close ties that exist between animals in the wild.
- Respecting the wisdom of Elders: The ability of elder generations to pass on their knowledge to younger generations is essential for survival in the wild. Elephant herds with older matriarchs had greater survival rates as a result of the older elephant’s ability to spot indicators of impending environmental calamities like drought. Humans must also learn from the experience of the past, particularly in the era of technology and media. It’s great to go forward and innovate, but we should also learn to value the knowledge of those who came before us.
- Trust your instincts: Some people refer to it as listening to your gut, while others refer to it as that inner voice. In either case, there is definitely something that warns us about the right course of action to adopt in virtually every circumstance. How frequently do we pay attention to significant messages regarding events, circumstances, and others around us? is the true question. Animals only rely on their instincts, putting their faith in their senses and responding to their surroundings appropriately.
- Work together: An excellent illustration of this in action is seen in ants. They work together to take down prey, move small bits of the earth underground to build intricate tunnels and living systems, and assist one another to carry leaves back to their colony to serve as mulch for growing the fungus that they need to thrive. They work together as a team and put in more effort than many other animals merely to get through each day. No one is left behind, and no one bears the entire burden while others do nothing but watch.
- Be brave: Royal Bengal Tigers are the ultimate symbol of bravery, power, and perseverance. They must hunt ferocious wildlife for themselves since they don’t back down from a challenge. They don’t just linger in the shadows; they make themselves known and get back up after falling. Consider it a compliment if someone says you have the heart of a lion; it suggests you have enormous fortitude and bravery in the face of overwhelming adversity.
- Listen Carefully: Animal’s hearing abilities far surpass that of humans. Despite the fact that we may not have evolved to rely on hearing for daily survival, we frequently undervalue this skill. Animals wait to respond to events before they act; we could all stand to do the same.
- Reach your goal and be persistent: Salmon must overcome incredible physical challenges to travel thousands of miles upstream merely to return to where they were born and successfully spawn their next generation. We humans also should be consistent and persistent to reach our goal and continue to do the same hard work even after reaching our goal and sustain that hard work.
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10 things to learn from Jungle:
- Happiness originates inward: Observe the birds and the trees. Put simply, everything is joyful without cause. Everything in life is happy. You can be content without a good cause. Happiness may be found everywhere you look, even in the most basic things. For instance, you can achieve happiness by focusing on the present moment and cultivating an attitude of thankfulness for everything that is.
- One can easily survive without mobile connectivity: On a vacation to a forest, there is a certain point when you know you are in uncharted territory because your phone loses connectivity. You may be furiously typing emails, chat messages, and then suddenly you are free.
We are forced to look up and outside of our phones when in a forest. Instead of merely sometimes looking up from our many continuous discussions, they make us actively look around. The forest forces you to let go of your illusions of self-importance, the desire to constantly express your thoughts and feelings to complete strangers online, and the belief that the world would end if you don’t become involved. The wilderness challenges you to be in the present and to be mindful because it recognizes that there is much more that is significant.
- Weathering the storm: We must discover the strength to endure everything that life throws at us, just as a tree can withstand decades, if not centuries and millennia, worth of storms. You always can discover the inner fortitude you need to carry on.
- Standing tall: The tallest tree in the world is Hyperion, a coast redwood located in northern California, with a height of over 379 feet. What living thing could serve as a more powerful lesson to be strong than one that even some skyscrapers? Be happy with who you are and what you have done. And keep in mind that you may always improve.
- First, look for yourself: The lesson that trees impart to us is that self-care comes before caring for others. Because trees take care of themselves, they are able to provide so much to others, including the oxygen necessary for life, food, resources, and shelter. A tree won’t be strong, healthy, or attractive enough to provide anything of value to others if it doesn’t take care of itself, such as if it doesn’t absorb water or sunshine. As you cannot pour from an empty cup, it is crucial that you put your needs first.
- Be Grounded and Humble: Continue to be grounded or connected to your inner self at all times is another crucial life lesson you may take from trees. A tree’s roots bury themselves deeper as it grows higher and larger. The tree can survive the fiercest winds without being uprooted because of its solid grounding. The tree itself represents the outward, while the tree’s root symbolizes the interior or internal. Therefore, being grounded involves having a strong connection to your inner self.
- Live Freely: There are no specific places where seeds or roots should grow in the wild. Wherever the conditions are ideal for them, trees will flourish. Why not be willing to freely explore and learn from nature by taking a (recycled) page from its book? Living without restrictions allows you to take advantage of all that the world has to offer. Never be apprehensive about trying new things; change may be beneficial!
- Opening yourself to others/Honesty: Every spring, millions of leaves on every tree unfold and unveil themselves to the outside world. From the earth, fresh branches appear, and blossoms appear. After a lengthy period of rest and conservation, it’s a time of growth and development. We should be willing to open up and disclose our deepest selves to people closest to us, just as a tree makes the most of springtime. The only route to acceptance and understanding is through honesty, both with those closest to you and with yourself. Honesty and openness foster trust, both with oneself and with others. Additionally, the basis of any connection is trust.
- Spend some time simply being in the moment: You are inspired to be in the moment by a tree. A tree is entirely present and not distracted by thoughts of the past or the future as it rests in its being. Similar to this, it’s crucial that you set out some time periodically to practice being mindful and present when you aren’t subconsciously immersed in your thoughts.
- Small steps can lead to significant improvements: We learn from trees that even little acts may have a significant impact. Your objectives may seem overly ambitious, but if you start making tiny, steady progress toward them, you will eventually succeed.
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