Nature is the Greatest Teacher
Discover What Nature Can Teach You
About Success and Wellness
Blog by Kari Hohne
When you observe the human journey from the eyes of nature, you will discover inspirational direction that can empower your success. Also check out our Nature's Inspiration app.
November 2018 A Walk with Chuang Tzu "Identify Yourself with the Infinite and Wander in the Unfathomable." With just ten words, Chuang Tzu captures the essence of how to arrive at a state of pure perspective. See your life from the eyes of Tao.
October 2018 Cultivate a Taoist Perspective I love coaching people on how to achieve a Taoist perspective by using dreams, the Tao te Ching and the I Ching. Discover a more natural way of being in the world by trading judgment for wonder.
September 2018 About I Ching Lines Many people wonder which line prevails in a reading with many lines changing. Explore how the individual lines call forward the hexagrams and how each image is a blossoming within another.
August 2018 The Circle Path Why did nature endow us with perception, memory and the ability to dream? How do they interact? The spiral design of organisms, the cycles in nature and the time sense explored in dreams all reveal a circular path. Explore the human journey from the eyes of nature.
July 2018 Dreams Tell Us What's Really Going On Crisis on the path can usually be traced back to an earlier cause, which gives it 'charge.' Learn what dreams reveal about the challenges you face, and how to nurture your inner garden.
June 2018 Archetypes in Nature Before Western philosophy interpreted nature from the eye's of man, ancient Taoists explored nature's fundamental essences to understand the human journey. Archetypes inspire creativity and activate power. Read about Nature's Archetypes that inspire change and renewal.
May 2018 Interview with Dr. James Hollis, author of Living the Examined Life. It was such a pleasure to interview Dr. Hollis, Executive Director of the Jung Society in Washington DC. He shares his ideas about the challenges we face, the numinous active in our lives and dreams, and most importantly, how to connect with the soul.
April 2018 Manifesting Intention Through Moon Cycles The moon as a symbol, is associated with instincts and the divine feminine. Since ancient times, its cycles have been tapped for creativity and harvest. Discover how to use the Moon Cycles for meditation and to activate positive intention.
March 2018 Nature's Alchemy - The Emerald Tablet and the Tao te Ching Three as a symbol in dreams represents the third transcendental product that comes from choices embodied by pairings. Three is fundamental to Alchemy because two are blended to become something new. Explore how nature expresses its efficacy through opposites and how dreaming activates change in the psyche.
Feb 2018 What does the earth's atmospheric pressure teach us about reducing stress? Try this experiment: stand in a doorway and press out against the doorframe. When you stop pressing, the arms fly up all by themselves. The brain continues to send signals to respond even when there is no need to do so.
Jan 2018 The Heart Mind and Intention Mencius (472-289 BC) taught that the xin or heart mind was the center of self cultivation. Connecting with the heart mind can set our intention because the mind and feelings come together in the solar plexus. Discover the difference between setting goals and setting intention.
Dec 2017 What do chemical bonds teach us about a positive outlook? Pessimism resembles the negative behavior of electrons that form chemical bonds. Molecules that are unstable or missing electrons in their outer shell tend to react with other molecules in a type of behavior we might call 'clingy.'
Nov 2017 What can the conservation of energy teach us about reactions? When water molecules are heated, bonding forces that would hold them together dissolve and steam is released. Situations that unfold faster than you can deal with them can make you blow your lid. Explore nature's conservation of expression.
Oct 2017 What can nature's cycling of nutrients teach us about inspiration? Roots absorb water and minerals, breaking apart rocks to create rich soil. Leaves take in carbon dioxide, release oxygen and become fertilizer. There is a cycle active in the natural world that can teach you about inspiration.
Sep 2017 What can erosion teach us about tending to our inner garden? Your inner garden and your experiences can be observed like an ecosystem. In nature, a petrified landscape of barren soil perpetuates the severe storms that lead to erosion. Explore how the garden 'in here' affects experiences 'out there.'
Aug 2017 What can evolution teach us about success and failure? Nature attempts innovations through what appears to be mistakes. Photosynthesis allows plants to make sugar by trapping electrons from water, releasing oxygen. When oxygen first appeared in the atmosphere it was deadly. Yet, something amazing happened.
Jul 2017 What can friction in nature teach us about meeting adversity? Without friction working against your forward movement, you wouldn't be able to walk, drive and airplanes couldn't fly. Discover how friction in the natural world reveals how all that works against you also allows forward movement.
Jun 2017 What can a seed teach us about finding our life purpose? Feeling lost in a world that holds a special place for you is just the distance you have traveled from being who you really are. Bees scatter pollen, seeds are carried on the wind and on animal fur. You are also a part of life's all or nothing equation of sustenance.
May 2017 What can gravity teach us about self-esteem? Gravity reveals how the stronger and more stable something is, the more it pulls other bodies toward it. Bodies that are weaker tend to fall into the orbit of other bodies. Gravity can inspire you to understand the polarity of your inner core.