Lessons We Can Learn From 'Colors of the Wind'

Let me ask you one question: can you paint with all the colors of the wind? Our favorite Disney princess Pocahontas carries so much wisdom and she belts it all out for us in Colors of the Wind. Composer Alan Menken made this song so immensely beautiful just as he did with the rest of his songs from the Disney Renaissance, but we shouldn't be overlooking the lyrics here. Colors of the Wind is revitalizing and refreshing for every wanderer that maybe feels a bit lost. Every chord is filled with lessons from nature, spirituality, and love. By the end of this article, you may be a modern-day transcendentalist, but you can thank me later!

To immerse yourself in your surroundings.

“Run the hidden pine trails of the forrest, taste the sunsweet berries of the earth.”
Don't just eat your food, savor it. Watch every sunset. Let yourself take a moment to enjoy the little things in life, because it's all ours for the taking.

Everything has a spirit.
“Every rock and tree and creature, has a life, has a spirit, has a name.”
This is important to keep in mind. People, animals, plants, or just nature in general. On a spiritual level, they all hold such precious souls, energies, feelings, and memories. Yet on a merely physical level, they still hold what is necessary for survival: from food, to water, to oxygen. Show your gratitude and spread love to every life, spirit, and name.
We are all connected.

“And we are all connected to each other. In a circle, a hoop that never ends.”
Every action you put out into the universe will affect somebody else. It’s an endless chain, and sometimes it’s overwhelming to even comprehend. Something you did a year ago could’ve ended up helping somebody all the way overseas.

Money cannot be eaten.
“Come roll in all the riches all around you, and for once, never wonder what they’re worth.”

Mother Nature offers us everything we need for survival. The corporate world likes to take everything we need for survival and use it for greed. But we cannot eat money. Remember that!

No one is entitled to anything.
“You think you own whatever land you land on, the Earth is just a dead thing you can claim.”

Entitlement is the fatal flaw of all human beings. We think we are entitled to money, to a relationship, to a job, to happiness. We think just because the resources are there it’s ours for the taking. But that’s the thing: we don’t own anything on Earth therefore we are not entitled to it.
People shouldn’t be dismissed just because they are different from you.

“You think the only people who are people, are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew.”
You can learn something from everyone and that’s what makes life so exciting, right?