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Lessons to be learnt…

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We the flowers come in a

myriad hues, making us special.

Our fragrance, rarity or looks

further enhance our beauty.

Never do we compete

with one another but

complement and complete

each other, holding hands.

Be it at the altar or in a bouquet,

at the shrine or a festival.

At the garden swaying

in harmony to the

gentle breeze and admiring glances,

we infuse happiness and smiles

across the miles!

I often ponder, that there is so much for us to learn from these pretty flowers. Some are wild, some so delicate, some are short lived while some stay bloomed for months, the fragrance of some mesmerize while some others are an epitome of beauty. Each one so unique and beautiful in their own way and yet all of them, so happy with their “being”, without an iota of envy creeping in.

They seem to be the perfect example of unity and beauty in diversity.

Then why is Man, the most intelligent species, always competing with each other to be one up? Why does he fail to learn from all other components of nature who live in perfect harmony?

Are we really the most intelligent?

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63 comments on “Lessons to be learnt…

  1. Abhay
    June 9, 2019

    Nature gives us so much lessons, but we chose to act whimsically. Great post Radhika Ji

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 9, 2019

      Very much so Abhay and sadly we think we are the most evolved beings. Why do we find it so difficult to live amicably?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Abhay
        June 9, 2019

        Don’t know, but Gandhi ji had said “The world has enough for everyone’s needs, but not everyone’s greed”

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  2. arlene
    June 9, 2019

    Nice one Radhika 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Indira
    June 9, 2019

    Homo sapiens… the wise men!!!

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  4. delphini510
    June 9, 2019

    As you so beautifully say, Radhika, flowers just are. Their beautiful and giving
    selves. Human beings are intelligent but frequently are lacking in the emotional
    intelligence.
    Envy is an ugly witch and should be banned from childhood.

    Miriam

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 9, 2019

      Well said Miriam. Instilling a severe competitive spirit since a young age permeates into children’s personality to always aim to be the best, rather than enjoying and appreciating being just them.

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  5. Narendra Nayak
    June 9, 2019

    A valid point, Radhika, that you have brought up; very well put!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Deeksha Pathak
    June 9, 2019

    Loved this article a lot Radhika.
    Nature around us gives so much to learn and it inspires us to the core..!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Shantanu Baruah
    June 9, 2019

    Absolutely gorgeous – so wisely put – yes we have a lot to learn from nature

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  8. Megha's World
    June 9, 2019

    Yes, man indeed the most intelligent species but not the wisest.I strongly agree with the fact that nothing is more selfless and giving as nature is. Wise words.

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 9, 2019

      Thanks Megha. Man needs to rework his priorities and also learn from beyond the formal education system.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Megha's World
        June 9, 2019

        Yes, I think the formal education system stresses more on the acheivenment than being human. The necessaity of being kind and apathetic should be stresses more.

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      • radhikasreflection
        June 10, 2019

        Very rightly said !

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  9. Narendra Nayak
    June 9, 2019

    Yes, why? If only we would learn from what our Mother Nature demonstrates ever so often through the conduct of her other children.

    Intelligent? Have you seen any other creature which purposefully destroys its own habitat? That’s how wise we are!

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 9, 2019

      I agree with you Narendra. Reading through the thread of comments here, one thing we all agree is that though man may be most intelligent creature but definitely not the wisest.

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  10. Rupali
    June 9, 2019

    A wonderful post Radhika.
    Being in nature has taught me so much and yet so much is to reveal.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Megala
    June 9, 2019

    Wonderful lesson taught by the Mother nature.Thanks much for sharing an awakening post.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. The Typewriter
    June 9, 2019

    👍🏼😊😇👌🏼💕

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Infinite Living
    June 10, 2019

    I find your poem and thoughts very beautiful. I agree – the existence of flowers is such profound lesson in itself- they offer such beauty and simply bringing joy with ease of their being.

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  14. Moushmi Radhanpara
    June 10, 2019

    So much to think here Radhika, thanks for the share.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. almeidadepaulo
    June 10, 2019

    Great post Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. iScriblr
    June 10, 2019

    Well said Radhika and so wisely put!❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Yasmin Khan
    June 11, 2019

    A flower never compete with another, it just blooms says Zen Shin
    I absolutely love this quote and equally your thoughts❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Sakshi
    June 11, 2019

    Food for thought 😊🌼

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Saania2806
    June 12, 2019

    Love it 👌

    Liked by 1 person

  20. flynthings
    June 15, 2019

    Beautiful!

    I would think insecurity is the root cause…

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      June 15, 2019

      Thanks. Also since a young age we are taught to compete with our friends and peers making us forget that we are unique and gifted in our way.

      Like

  21. thelonelyauthorblog
    June 17, 2019

    What a gorgeous post to start my blogging week.
    Have a wonderful week full of sunshine and smiles.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Perfect point raised Radhika

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  23. Sifar
    June 24, 2019

    I guess we are wise only when it comes to feeding to our greed and selfish interests!! We have plundered the earth and yet dont learn anything. Even if it’s ultimately harming us, we dont seem to care. Recently there was a news about people unknowingly consuming 5g or more of plastic in a week from water etc which us equivalent to a credit card…!! Yet we are blatantly using more and more plastics even where there is an alternative! Govt doesn’t implement policies properly and people dont care…the mumbai plastic ban is all but gone now….

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 24, 2019

      I always feel man is the most selfish creature on earth.
      Yes, I too read about that article. I have written a post tilted Plastic Poison about the same. Do check it out at your leisure. Have a good day Sifar!

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  24. Deeksha Pathak
    July 20, 2019

    Radhika, beautiful and wise lines.
    It is very difficult to draw a thin line between healthy competitive spirit and cut throat competitive spirit.
    Nature teaches us in its own way, humans should have patience to learn.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      July 20, 2019

      Nature is one of the best teachers Deeksha, only if we were half as good a student. So good to see you here after long. Hope you are doing fine!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Deeksha Pathak
        July 20, 2019

        I am good Radhika, thank you so much for the concern 🤗🤗
        Because of Tennis elbow pain I almost stopped typing… It helped a lot.. Now slowly trying to come back ☺️

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      • radhikasreflection
        July 20, 2019

        Glad that you are better now Deeksha. Looking forward to your lovely recipes soon. Best wishes ❤️

        Liked by 1 person

      • Deeksha Pathak
        July 21, 2019

        ☺️😘🤗

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