Thursday, December 24, 2015
Nature Lessons From The Ant - A Mountain Man's Pondering
Words can be powerful and can be used in various ways to defend our actions whether they are good or bad intentions. Words can be used to distract, distort or twist facts to support an agenda. It seems to me from my observations that ants possess integrity, keeping life simple/basic, as it was designed to be, and value life. I do not write this to offend anyone but simply to demonstrate that one of the smallest creatures can be of immense value when they are observed and lessons are learned from them. They do not try to separate and divide or convince other ants that their way is best. They simply come together and work as a unit to insure their survival and protect the colony.
Keep life simple, be consistent, value life and only fight back when seriously threatened. Those are subjects that the human race could profit from. Perhaps that is why in the book of Proverbs in the Bible the ant is referenced twice. Once to show why not to be lazy: (Proverbs 6: 6-8) "Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways, and be wise. Which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest". Or, (Proverbs:31-25),"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer". Clearly dating far back the ant has been used as a study insect to learn from. Ants are associated with a strong work ethic and being wise. The lessons are right there in front of us if we take but a moment to observe and learn. These are the pondering of a mountain man who sees these small creatures as a valuable lesson.