There are times when you find yourself out in nature and you are compelled to lose yourself in the breathtaking environment. Maybe, like the picture above, you find yourself on a foggy beach and somehow the sight and the feel of the fog wrapping around you becomes comforting and safe. You dig your toes deep into the soft sand, and before you know it, the sea splashes over your bare feet and the icy cold water makes you jump like a giddy child. Immediately you feel so alive and one with your surroundings.
There are so many ways to connect with nature, and this is one of my favorites. Sometimes we just need to stop and take a breath, and let nature handle all the rest.
Find your peace in quiet places that speak to you. Sometimes the world is cruel, and we need to take a break from all the noise and craziness. Cover yourself in love and nature’s beauty, and don’t forget to breathe. Tomorrow is another day.
“Lose yourself in nature and find peace.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” ~ Dalai Lama
Can we care too much? Perhaps. But better to care too much than not at all.
What sets us apart from evil is “Conscience.” Some of us might have an overactive conscience and it only becomes a problem if we think it is. Accepting who we are and trusting ourselves will keep us from self-doubt.
Letting our life force flow with our Spirits calling the shots without constraints, or stress, will indeed spread goodness and love upon this planet we call “Home.”
Caring too much might be a burden at times as we expect a lot from ourselves bringing some anxiety and sadness into our life. We have to realize that caring doesn’t mean we will always make the right decisions or even do the right thing. What’s important is that we keep trying and remembering we are only human. This is how we evolve and become better humans.
Caring too much puts gentleness upon the earth and its inhabitants. Sounds like a special gift to cherish.
In a world that sometimes makes no sense, and even seems to have gone mad, it’s so important to find that quiet place. A place of calmness, safety, and beauty. A place to restore our sanity.
This quiet place can exist in the mind. Close your eyes and take a mini break from work, and a hectic life. Just breathe, and maybe envision a peaceful scene where stress doesn’t live.
An actual tiny oasis can be created outdoors with a few potted plants and a small fountain. Water is always very soothing to the soul. Or maybe just sit outside and watch the show nature can provide.
The important thing is “Balance,” and finding a way back to it. Constant stress is a killer no matter what kind of stress it is. The body needs love and care to more than just survive. It needs to thrive.
In taking care of ourselves we can do a much better job taking care of our loved ones, and even showing kindness and care to those we don’t know. When we feel peace everyone around us feels it too.
“Each Life needs its own quiet place.” ~ Melody Beattie
“Only this actual moment is life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Let nature help you to connect and relax into the beauty of who you really are. There are so many times that stress enters our life and the holidays are one of those times. When you feel anxiety coming on think about taking a step back from this crazy world, and breathe. Sometimes we don’t see what’s there. Open your eyes and connect to all that surrounds you. There will always be good days and bad days, but this is life; embrace it.
Don’t let stress rob you; stay present. Remember, each moment of life is so precious and should be used wisely. Dance, sing, laugh, go with the flow, and enjoy yourself. Nothing is, or has to be perfect.
Open your arms and feel connected to your life; it’s a beautiful thing.
“No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly. When we know this, we become free.” ~ Buddha
We will never be free as long as we let society define us. We enter this world full of promise and then, it begins. Rules of how we must feel and believe start to mold us in whatever system we landed in. Being molded is never a pleasant experience, but living day to day with constraints is not living free, and not allowing us to be our genuine selves.
“The other side of every fear is a freedom.” ~ Marilyn Ferguson
What keeps us from living our life free is fear. We want to be accepted and loved. We don’t want to appear weird or be bullied by society, or even our family. We sometimes put up a façade to hide who we really are. But are we happy? Impossible to be. Isn’t being happy and achieving the peace of mind that comes with happiness what makes life worth living?
“By finding the courage to be ourselves, we gain the power to make a difference.” ~ Lindsey Stirling
That’s it. Finding the courage to face our fears will give us the gift of living our lives free. And in doing this, think about what a difference we could make in someone’s life or even in the world. Such a beautiful gift to give ourselves. To breathe without restriction. To be free like wildflowers spreading out in a garden.
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ~ Socrates
We need to keep our eyes and ears open on this journey for the little bits of wisdom to be found. Nature provides it all the time, but we have to pay attention. The young and the old all around us speak volumes, but we have to listen. Yes, even the very young can be full of wisdom. We can learn a lot by simply watching children at play.
Wisdom is provided to help us on our journey. All that’s needed is to slow down and take it all in.
“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.” ~ Bob Marley
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~Rumi
As the sun sets on another day, we are aware that we are imperfect beings living in an imperfect world. Each day is a new chance, a new beginning, not to be perfect, but to be better than we were before.
We should all be gentle with ourselves. After all, we are on a journey to learn, and learning takes time and has many pitfalls along the way.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu
We humans may never get to enlightenment, but we can get closer every day.