Our world is buzzing with information. Information from the internet, from the news, social media, podcasts, the radio. Some of it’s helpful and some of it’s not. But I promise you, the buzz that you get when you are enveloped in the outside world will always teach you something positive and useful. Mother Nature is trying to teach us every single day! All we need to do is look around and pay close attention.
Nature is pure and seems to help put our senses in order. Spending a week in Wyoming completely enveloped in mountains, trees, and endless sky was breathtaking. At first I considered it to be quiet, almost too quiet if I am being honest! But then I realized that nature is actually quite loud and bold in a way that differs from the loud sounds and sights of the city.[ctt template=”2″ link=”ibd21″ via=”yes” ] No matter the season, nature can teach and inspire — all we need to do is plug in to hear the buzz![/ctt]
And so I listened. I listened with my ears AND my eyes to the world around me as it buzzed with activity and enthusiasm. Without the distractions of everyday life, I was able to truly pay attention to the wonders that were going on around me. It was like I was viewing a 7-day inspirational motion picture put on by Mother Nature herself. The lessons were long, but the final messages that I flew back home with were short, sweet, and memorable!
1. Lesson from stars: Create the designs of your life
Create magical designs and pathways throughout your life that tell the stories of your days. Each new day is a chance for you to create a different constellation and leave your mark on this world. Some designs may be obvious and others might be more abstract, but together they will make up YOUR life’s sky!
2. Lesson from the sky: Be open but stay true
The sky is constantly allowing the sun, the moon and the clouds to come and go. The sky is open to the wonders of storms, sunrises, sunsets and stars, while also staying true and blue to itself underneath. Allow your mind to be open to new ideas that come your way, but hold onto what makes you who you are in this world.
3. Lesson from the mountains: Be strong and humble
Stand tall and strong like the mountains, but humble as you look out at how big the world is in front of you. Keep your head in the clouds and daydream a little each day. Stay grounded and grateful to the earth at your feet. Appreciate the beauty in the climb as much as view from the top!
4. Lesson from the rain: Remember self-care
Stay refreshed and revived by making time for self-care. Use these moments to have a fresh perspective or different viewpoint of what is going on in your life. When life seems like it is raining down on you, know that it is only to help you grow and bloom.
5. Lesson from the clouds: Live your own adventure
Sometimes clouds move quickly across the sky. Other times they are floating still. Clouds create their own shapes and outlines whether they are puffy and grand or wispy and light. Clouds are always on a different adventure and rarely get too comfortable staying in place or in one mold for too long. Live like the clouds and view life as a different adventure each day, no matter your routine. There are always small ways to add a little bounce into our days!
6. Lesson from the trees: Find stability and comfort in your roots
Reach out into the world and fill it with your colorful leaves and branches, but never forget your roots that will always be there to keep you grounded in place. Your roots will provide you with stability and reassurance in times of self-care. They will protect you and ground you, and will allow you to better use your branches and leaves to shelter others when they are in times of need.
7. Lesson from the river: Move forward with confidence
Rivers move in a direction with total commitment and confidence. They rush past rocks, fallen trees, and other obstructions that may be in their way. Move towards your goals with courage, look at “no” as an obstacle and not the final answer, and know when to go with the flow!
8. Lesson from the flowers: Live boldly
Color the world with your vibrant energy. Be radiant and bold with confidence not competition, wherever you are planted! No matter how harsh the winter, flowers always return bold as ever at the turn of the season. Allow your joy and happiness to burst through cold and dark times like a flower popping up in the spring. Hang onto that hope that there is always a warmer tomorrow!
9. Lesson from the sun & moon: Life is not a competition
The sun’s rays illuminate the day giving the earth energy and growth. When it’s time, it quietly creates a sunset in order to welcome the moon into the sky. Throughout the darkest hours the moon gives us just enough light to see beauty in darkness while still allowing us to rest under its watchful face. It gracefully travels until time says that the sun is ready to rise once again.
The sun and moon do not compete, nor try to put on the same show. They make room for each other in the sky, each allowing the other to shine. Remember, you are you and not anyone else. Be you and shine your own light while also encouraging others to do the same.
Plug into nature —playing 7 days a week, 24 hours a day!
No matter the season, Nature can teach and inspire — all we need to do is plug in to hear the buzz! What are some lessons you have learned from nature? Have you been to a place where nature has inspired you?
Wishing you zest & light,
*All photos in this post are snapshots from our stay at the R Lazy S Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! Click here to visit their website and follow R Lazy S Ranch on Instagram to learn more about this amazing property in the heart of nature!