Truly seeing nature’s profound beauty requires a living, dynamic perception. Some people walk right past nature — or are indifferent to nature — hardly giving her any attention or deep appreciation. Nature’s beauty includes natural competition, cooperation, violence, stalking prey, compassion, fear, love, territorial friction, sharing, and tenderness. It also includes the simple yet profound action of being. Most animals have a deep joy, just to be living as they are, just to be existing as they do. Many animals go through many of the same things we do, although without a lot of the symbolic abstractions and complexities. Animals truly value their lives as precious… same as we do.
Elemental nature, on its own, survives quite well and does great without human intervention. If you are truly innocent — like a simple butterfly or bee that functions true to its basic, eternally flowing, elemental nature — the mystery of the universe will come to you (and pursue you); you won’t have to seek it. If one is wise, one can naturally, without drugs, be of a natural innocence that lives in great joy and beauty each and every day. There is an eternity in such joy and beauty. Profound perception in life reflects immortality… otherwise, it is limited vaporousness.