Writing about the roses in our rosarium, we cannot fail to mention the trouble we are faced with concerning the wild weeds growing in our gardens alongside the roses.
A host, engaged in biodynamic agriculture might consider weeds a plus in the natural cycle of interaction with the crops. However, we are not really fond of these around here, since it is of utmost importance to us that our roses stay vibrant and healthy. Having said that, imagine how terrified we were only to return from a trip away and find hordes, yes hordes, of weeds surrounding our roses!
Why was it so difficult for us to see the yet magnificent roses blossoming, you might wonder? Well, as humans, we do tend to neglect the beauty that surrounds us and focus on the bad. What we were faced with was not a picture perfect scenery. With all the care and effort to maintain our gardens as beautiful, we were quite dissatisfied with what was before us.
We decided, however, to try and look at things from a broader perspective. The situation was not at all problematic. Since our team is not only comprised of passionate nature lovers but also of professional biologists, we do understand how important it is to nature that species live in a controlled balance. Nature knows no “good” or “bad” species. As humans we have come to regard some species as “beneficial”, while marking others as ones that we cannot make use of.
The weeds in our garden represented exactly the same. We were so hung up on the fact that we didn’t want them there that we couldn’t even notice that some of them had even blossomed and were simply beautiful! The roses didn’t seem to protest either. They were just as content as they had been. Where was the only problem? Well, in our heads, of course.
Coming to think about it, people do tend to go with the same thought process when it comes to others. We label a certain person “someone we like”, while another is “someone we don’t like”. However, we are all people living life and trying to figure it out – just as roses and weeds are!
In reality, we should be aiming towards acceptance of all species, be in animals, plants or humans. After all, life has been given to us for free and this is truly a celebration!