The rhythm of nature is a rhythm that people cannot understand. People can study nature—the animals, the vegetation, ourselves—but we cannot really fathom the rhythm. This rhythm has a beat that goes like this:
9. Sway to the up-down-up-sideway-sideways-sideways-down-up
8. Beat 72…8…28…15…39
7. Breathe in&out&in&out&in&out&in&out
The rhythm relies on winds and stillness to alter the sway. The rhythm relies on dew and rain to change the beat. The rhythm relies on light and gravitational pull to change the rhythm of the breath.
The rhythm is connected to the heartbeats of all living things that have hearts. The rhythm is connected to all living things that have wing beats. The rhythm is connected to all living things that glide. The rhythm is connected to all living things that effloresce (blossom).
The rhythm is so intertwined and so constantly going to the beats, wing beats, movements, openings and closings that an interruption interrupts much. That is why when people make a change in nature, they don’t realize what they are doing to the …
Cycle. Cycling. Cycling. Cycling. Cycle. Cycling. Cycling. Cycling.
Sounds like the start of a tongue-twister, but it is actually the rhythm of the seasons. One season moving into another season—winter to winspring to spring to sprinmer to summer and so on. Each season cycling into the next phase of the rhythm of the seasons.
Cycle. Cycle. Cycle. Cycle. Cycle.
The rhythm of the flowers. Grow outwardly grow inwardly grow downwardly grow in situ grow upwardly. Each flower cycling through the cycle of the flower rhythm.
Cycle. Cycle. Cycling. Cycling. Cycle. Cycling. Cycle. Cycling.
The rhythm of the forest. Trees growing trees dying trees after a fire. Animals living and dying. Moss growing and spreading. The many rhythmed space for life.
Where do we fit into the rhythms of the world? People fit in like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle. When people work with the rhythmed spaces, the pieces fit in more or less accurately. When people deny the rhythmed spaces, the pieces are in the wrong places. People are meant to work with, not work against. Live in harmony, not in dissonance. Cycling with the cycles to the rhythms of the world.