“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you find yourself feeling impatient today, think of trees growing, rocks eroding, caves and canyons forming.
How do you typically react when you’re stuck behind a car traveling under the speed limit or in an already-long checkout line when the cashier calls for the manager? Instead of tensing your muscles – if that’s what you do – bring to mind a flower blooming. Make that century plant!
Perhaps you’re impatiently frustrated with yourself. If you feel behind in realizing your dreams, take a deep breath and remember: we are a part of Mother Nature too.
For greater peace, health and happiness, let’s gently and kindly get in her flow.
With compassion for ourselves and all,
PS – I’m not saying we should literally move as slowly as these examples! Just let images from nature help you to shift into a peaceful,
patient pace. Making a literal comparison of a checkout line moving at the rate of a century plant blooming might tickle your funny bone though. And laughter can move us to a healthier pace and “place” too! Wishing you peace, patience, and joy. Hope and faith too.