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Lessons from a geese's nest

Discovering peace in nature's embrace
12:00 AM May 24, 2024 IST | Guest Contributor
lessons from a geese s nest

Mohammad Abubakar Ahmad Siddique


The other day I received a  30 second video clip from one of my friends  from a European nation  depicting  a mother geese sitting on eggs, trying to hatch them, on the banks of a stream flowing amid a public park.


Well, my brother was enjoying a walk in a public  park, he could cite a geese siting  on her eggs to hatch them, fearing least about  possibilities of any disturbance whatsoever. My  friend captured the scene through his phone and shared it with me. This  made me understand what peace means and what is meant by a peaceful land. Based on my perception I decided to share my understanding of peace.


In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, movements of true peace can seem an  illusion. However, sometimes unexpected encounters with nature can offer profound lessons in tranquility and serenity. Such was the case exhibited by the mother geese.


Despite  being in a public space surrounded by people, going about their day, the bird exhibited a remarkable sense of peace and security, unperturbed by the external noise and activity, she remained stead fast in her task, focused solely on nurturing her eggs.


Witnessing this scene, through my friend’s eyes conveyed through a shared video clip, was  a revelation. It prompted a deep reflection on the essence of peace and its embodiment in the natural world. Here are some invaluable lessons gleaned from this encounter.


Unwavering focus:  The goose’s unwavering focus on her eggs serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of staying committed to our goals amidst distractions. In a world filled with constant stimuli vying for our attention, cultivating a sense of single minded dedication can lead to inner peace and fulfillment.


Resilience amidst adversity :

Despite being exposed to potential disturbances from passers by, the goose remained undeterred in her mission. Her resilience in the face of external challenges  underscores the importance of maintaining inner strength and calmness in the Midwest of life’s inevitable uncertainties.

Trust in nature's rhythm:

The goose's in a stink dual behaviour reflects a deep seated trust in the natural rhythms of life. we can find solace in the knowledge that like the goose tending, to her eggs everything unfolds in its own time and according to a great plan.

Connection to the earth

As the goose, sat nestled on her eggs, she seemed deeply rooted in her surroundings connected to the earth beneath her. This connection serves as a poignant reminder of our own inherent bond with nature and the restorative power of spending time in natural environments.

Embrace of stillness 

In  a world characterised by constant motion and noise, the tranquil scene of goose on her nest highlights the beauty of stillness, by embracing movements of quiet reflection the simple yet profound act of a goose incubating her eggs offers a profound lesson in the art of finding peace amidst life chaos. It serves as a gentle reminder to pause, breathe and  reconnect with the innate tranquility that resides within each of us, as we navigate the complexities of modern existence may we draw inspiration from nature's wisdom and strive to embody the serene grace of the goose in her nest.

The fact that the bird chose to nest in the region suggests that it offers a natural sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Geese, like many other wildlife species are instinctively drawn to peaceful and secluded environments where they can safely raise their young. The regions tranquil atmosphere and abundant green spaces provide an ideal habitat for nesting birds, signalling  to humans that it is a place of reviews and tranquility in the  midst of  the chaos  of modern society.

Harmonious coexistence

The presence of nesting geese in the region highlights the harmonious coexistence between humans and wildlife, rather than believing  the geese as a nuisance or an inconvenience. Residents and visitors alike embrace their presence as a natural part of the local ecosystem. This mutual respect and appreciation for nature contribute to the region's reputation as a haven of peace where humans and wildlife can peacefully coexist without conflict or disruption.

Cultural significance

In many cultures, geese symbolise peace, fidelity and loyalty. The  site of nesting geese in the region may hold cultural significance for residents  serving as a reminder of the values of peace and harmony that are deeply ingrained in the community.

The  presence of nesting geese may even inspire local residents to reflect on these values and strive to embody them in their own lives further enhancing the regions reputation as a haven of peace.

Economic benefits

The region’s status as  a haven of peace can also have economic benefits. Peaceful environments are often desirable destinations for tourists seeking respite from the stresses of daily life. The presence of nesting geese in the region may attract nature enthusiasts, and bird watchers to the areas natural beauty and tranquility. This  influx of visitors can stimulate the local economy through spending on accommodations  and recreational activities further reinforcing the regions reputation as a peaceful and welcoming destination.

Community wellbeing:

The presence of nesting geese in the region contributes to the overall wellbeing and quality of life of the residents. Research  has shown that access to green spaces and exposure to nature can have numerous benefits for physical and mental health including reducing stress, improving mood and enhancing overall well being. The presence of nesting geese  in the region provides residents  with opportunities for outdoor recreation, relaxation and connection with nature fostering a sense of belonging and community spirit.

In conclusion the nesting geese in this peaceful haven offer a timeless reminder of the beauty and resilience of nature and the profound lessons it imparts to those willing to learn. From  their adaptability and coexistence to their cultural symbolism and economic impact the geese serve as ambassadors of peace and guardians of a way of life worth preserving. As  we embrace their presence and the wisdom they offer we deepen our appreciation for the delicate balance of life and reaffirm our commitment to nurturing the sanctuaries of peace that sustain us all.

By Mohammad Abubakar Ahmad Siddique, former  Director Education, SKUAST K