Nature is an amazing teacher if you take the time to look. If you have spent any time on my website you no doubt know that I’m passionate about seasonal living. Simply put, seasonal living is about it living closer to nature and watching it closely. When we dedicate time in natural environments where we can watch, contemplate, assimilate with all our senses (see, feel, touch, smell, taste) and become part of it, we can begin to learn and mimic what nature does.
How do we do this?
Take a close look at the sunflower..
When the time is right, it grows tall and strong, reaching for the sun. It opens up parts of itself (petals), and moves it’s face in the direction of the sun, absorbing as much light as possible to gain energy and strength. When they are mature they know which direction to face so that they get the most from the sun’s energy, and there they continue to stand proud and bright, growing to maturity sharing their seeds among many.
So what can we learn from this?
Adapt as best as you can
Position yourself so that you can make the most of opportunities and your environment
Gain strength from a positive energy source (this can be the environment, people, by doing what you love the most, soul food)
Stay on the sunny side of life – think optimism, positivity and generosity
Grow to mature and share your bounty with others, 1000 fold.
Amazing what you can find if you spend the time immersed in nature and listening to the messages it gives so freely.
Here are two tips you can use right away:
- Take 5 minutes today, even if you can only sit on the grass in the park during your lunch break and see what you can see.. Let me know below what you discovered in the comments below.
- Too busy during the day? Step outside before bed and take a look at the moon or the night sky for inspiration.
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You might also like this post on Summer Seasonal Living, check it out here.
Or take a look at my Summer Fun List for seasonal inspiration:
Want to learn more about Seasonal Living? Take a look at my free Seasonal Living guides here.