All Living Creatures are Miracles of Nature

turtle swimming under deep blue ocean sunlight
by Sergei VanBellinghen

Once you look all around you, you realize that all living creatures are miracles of nature. Our world is full of real wonders which make it incredible if you are willing to view it that way. However, sadly enough, most people’s outlook on life is to take everything around them for granted or with despair.

What is your frame of mind? How do you live your life? Do you see it as a beautiful opera? Or do you just pay attention to the pain?

Merely being alive is already insane. The odds are so stacked against you, and yet we often forget that simple but fantastic fact. Mother Nature and all living creatures on it are indeed miracles of life. But you have to look at it that way because you will get what you focus on at the end of the day.

So, there are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. You should appreciate how lucky you are to be alive. And give thanks for your ability to be able to witness all of the beauty that the nature of our planet provides.


Earth is our Home

It is only a question of where you put your attention. And it does not matter if you focus on the bad things or the good ones, they all become real. Your thoughts and attention quickly overwhelm you. So, you have to shift away from seeing the pain in the opera of life. And instead, see the wonder in it all.

Your task is to free yourself from that masque by widening your circle of compassion and wonder. You must embrace all living creatures and look at the splendor in the miracles of nature. Realize that every grain of sand is made of unexpected beauty when you look closely enough. And every snowflake which falls from the sky to coat the Earth is unique.

As a result, you then understand that life is a game of attention. But let’s take a look at some of the absolute miracles that are carried by nature and all living creatures living in it. Earth is our home. It gives life and supplies all things in abundance, as well as maintaining the world we live in. Yet, most humans abuse these marvels.


The Source of All Living Creatures

So, we should take good care of our planet and the species existing on it. Physical life and survival of all living creatures, as well as nature, are the source to preserve. Since the earth is our resource, I believe we have to pay more attention to the wonders of life. We have to follow the wisdom of nature.

Since centuries, nature delivers natural medicines which are still available today. We, humans, are still learning things beyond the realm of belief. You can even heal yourself with the power of your mind. Who does not know about the Placebo effect? You and I cannot often understand the vast resources of this natural energy which lives in every living being.

There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein

Nature and its Hidden Miracles

As nature is so beautiful, you must learn to enjoy and appreciate its miracles. And yes, it is a resource we must exploit some of it to supply our needs but only to some degree. Let’s remember that it gives us life and a home, so it is time to end the abuse. They are yet hidden treasures to be discovered.

The photo below shows how grains of sand look like under a microscope, reflecting the biology and geology where found. Did you ever notice this? Now, just imagine how many miracles are contained on an entire beach. You might suddenly look at all things around you with a different eye.

sand under a microscope

When it snows, billions and billions of snowflakes are falling, yet not two snowflakes are precisely the same. Unbelievably, they all have six sides, similar to your fingerprint. Even by the miraculous standards of the natural world, it is an accomplishment almost beyond imagining. So, nature and all living creatures in it are miracles of life.

Respect for All Living Creatures

Despite the extraordinary competition, there is one simple creature that should be the most remarkable of all: you. Humans have genuinely impressive skills, and yet, they are so careless about the miracles of nature. Often, they have no respect for the living beings which are around them.

And you are only a part of a whole, called the Universe. Human beings are a grain in time and space. However, you have experiences, thoughts, and feelings, but it should not be a kind of prison, restricting you to your desires and affection for some people close to you.

But you are more sophisticated, more intelligent, and more marvellous than any human-made invention. We take such things for granted. Still, we could learn so much from nature or the unconditional love of the living creatures around us.

All Living Creatures are Miracles

Let’s take a recent study which shows a small bird known as Anna’s hummingbird that can dive through the air at speeds of around 50 miles or 80 kilometers per hour. So what? Well, this bird is only five inches long (12 centimeters).

So, it means that if you scale it up to the size of an average car, the bird is going at 1,300 miles or 2,092 kilometers per hour. It is almost twice the speed of sound. The Space Shuttle at its fastest reaches 207 body lengths per second; but when it is diving, Anna’s hummingbird tops it by 383 body lengths per second.

All in all, this little fellow must rank as one of the most incredible living creatures on the planet. But, in fact, there are many more miracles of the animal kingdom whose physical capabilities are just beyond belief. Some, indeed, defy the laws of physics, and therefore of nature itself.

Miracles of Nature Everywhere

You can see these kinds of miracles of nature in even the most simple creatures. In the very deepest of our oceans, there are compelling pressures. It is enough to crush every bone and organ in your body, yet there live all types of creatures.

Then, at the other end, high above the Himalayan Mountains, you encounter migrating birds. It is the bar-headed geese, happily flying at almost the same height as a jumbo jet. Animals are way smarter than we give them credit for, and so, all living creatures are miracles of nature.

And you might think it is impossible for a baby bird that has done nothing in its brief life but sits in a nest and eats caterpillars to take flight. After its parents leave him, he flies from, let’s say, England to southern Africa. And so, makes it over the Channel and the Strait of Gibraltar; over the Sahara.

All Things are Wonders

It is also unique when you look up, see and feel so many raindrops falling from the sky. Yet, Earth is not the only planet that experiences rain. Venus’ showers sulfuric acid. And scientists now suspect that on Jupiter, it rains diamonds.

So, only a life lived in respecting all living creatures as miracles, is worth living. We, as intelligent species, should appreciate Mother Nature far more than we do currently. So, all things in our world stand as amazing wonders. Choose very wisely how to see your life and what is around you because it literally becomes a summary of what you focus on.

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1 thought on “All Living Creatures are Miracles of Nature”

  1. Deborah Fairfull
    Deborah Fairfull

    Beauty is all around us all the time, we just have to be present enough to see it! Thankyou so much Sergei for this very important reminder as to how precious Mother Nature is and such a gift to us when we remember to tune in and value her.

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