Life seems like a cycle of birth, living and death.
I have the honour of following awesome bloggers on WordPress. I learn inspirational teachings from their intimate life experiences that they share with their readers. The cycle, for in my belief everything moves in cycles, of birth, life and death is if we are attentive to living life something we will often be reminded of in our interactions with others and nature.
Ditzy Druid follows a druid path, who I have had the pleasure of following from the moment she became aware of her pregnancy to the moment she held new life in her arms.
Nature Mom writes a blog about connecting children with nature. Nature Mom is a dream parent every child should experience who records the daily activities of her child and herself with nature.
Lijiun is a Buddhist who shares daily experiences from their own life with a Buddhist theme running through their blog. Lijiun has a cat called Little White who often acts as a teacher to them about the meaning of life and a reminder of Buddhist teachings. Little White two weeks ago brought home a stray kitten, which it adopted as like a surrogate parent. Yesterday Adik the kitten died, and a beautiful blog post by Lijiun in memory of Adik reminds us life is impermanent.
In my experience it is spooky how nature presents me with various animals to teach or remind me about the meaning of life. Once when I was having an angry misanthropic moment against humanity, I came across a bird that bizarrely had trapped its leg in the bonnet of a car. I had to hunt down the car owner, get them to release the bonnet whilst holding the bird to stop it harming itself in panic. The bird reminded me to love life, to help living things. As I wrote this paragraph a wasp came in through the open window, it hovered near me, then disappeared out of the window. I can only smile at yet another reminder of the sacredness of life.