Daily life can range from ecstatic to something less than traumatic. It covers all territories in between. Every man, woman, or child will encounter problems, and annoyances, disappointments and pain. No one is given privilege of not feeling - this in itself would be a major upset. Not to feel is in essence - not to be alive.
Everything life is - all of components of daily living - join together to form a web that encompasses every living being. No one is immune and yet, this system has survived generations upon generations.
When life proves to be less than perfect, many will turn to placing blame, or passing buck to someone else. In turn, this kind of action will cause hurt or problems for a person who could have had absolutely nothing to do with our “bad” day. They were just there - kind of in way - when we were seeking reprieve or solace from daily strife. There is a much better way to handle whatever your day will bring - try it - you will be very pleasantly surprised and energized to face whatever tomorrow will have in store for you.
This is not a magic pill or a wave of a wand - it is allowing yourself to quietly build a fortress in your heart that you can go to, to renew strength and find solace. The gift of nature allows each of us a cooling breeze when problems cause arid in our goals, and relentless storms in our undertakings and ventures. Turning to nature whether in reality or in our heart will guide us through those potentially devastating pitfalls we will have to endure - just because! Here’s how it works -
Whenever pressure of day or thunder of hope fading away enters our private world, go down a path toward a cottage in woods. Just picture it - you’re tired, defeated and your steps are very heavy. But there sits a cottage in your mind’s eye that has that glow of welcome surrounding it. Your heart is doorway and inside you are always welcome. But trip itself to get there is what alleviates stress and tension. The path is lined with tall, strong pines that give renewed strength to your sagging will. They are proud and stately and have learned to bend just enough with wind so as not to break. They sway with breeze but do not give in. Many times their needles will be broken off, but new growth comes. There is a very special “flow” that nature has or “rhythm” that insures continuity and lays groundwork for future.
The ground is soft and has aroma of warm earth. It is very distinctive and reassuring. Earth is very basic and gives life to majestic trees as well as velvety flowers that grow in places that you least expect. Their colors are a palette of tints that change with seasons and melt into each other. They are smooth and soft or brazen and rich. They are sprinkled in crevices and corners that seem remote and impenetrable. These tiny plants soak up warmth of sun, and welcome gentle raindrops. If strong winds and storms arrive, their petals may drop but then they line ground with beauty under everyone’s feet. They are aromatic and every breath allows their sweet scents to ease mind and bring relief to stumbling steps.