Stop and Smell the Flowers!
Look beyond the obvious.
Stopping and Smelling the
Flowers is more
significant today than ever. When I was walking the other day this came
to write here. I was walking in the river wash by my house. I was noticing
natural beauty, the sounds
and the wonderful smells. It made me
feel alive and
full of freshness and newness. I also noticed how my mind was still racing with all the
things that I had to do that day and I had to almost fight to just stay
in that place
and enjoy the splendor of the moment.
This is what I
mean when I say, Stop and Smell the
Flowers. Stop as often as you can and enjoy who you are and the wonder of
your life. How at any given moment you have an imagination that can take
and years away from where you are and what you are doing. And you have
to truly stop and take time for your Self. Reconnect with nature and
with the simpler things in life.
I work with the Internet and know how demanding it and the
whole new media technical information
age can seem to dwarf everything around
is very important, however, to
realize that it is all made up and has
only as much meaning as
you place on it, just like
anything else. Yes, the Internet and
all the other things in the world have importance and they give us comfort and make our
lives easier, safer and more convenient, AND we need to balance those things
with our personal lives, with
We need to reconnect to our Roots, beyond the heritage level,
ultimate level that we are all
the same and have come from the same
place and were put here on the earth and in this universe as one with each
other and with the earth,
the animals and with nature. All to
often we forget that our ancestors and still some professions like farmers, naturalist
and environmentalist were and are very connected to the land. They cherish it and know
that it is where everything comes from. We tend to forget that everything that we touch
and see and use comes from the land and the earth. Your dishwasher,
your house, and even your cell phone was nothing but a bunch of metals,
and chemicals that came ultimately from somewhere in or on the
earth. They did not just appear from out of thin air or in
a replicator machine.
We need to honor the earth that gives to us and to use it
to remember who we are and to use what we know and what we build to bring
us closer together
and not to push us further
apart and destroy our world and each other.
So the next
time you are at wit's end and
are feeling a little stressed, take a walk
as far away form the big hurried world and look at all the beauty,
listen to the
sounds of nature (and sometimes that is just quiet) and smell the fragrance
of the wild.
Even if that walk is in the park down the street, enjoy it and know that there
is much more
of it in great and wonderful places and make an effort to preserve as
much of it
as possible in your life time
to pass on to those that will walk
there after you.
Remember Who You
Are and know that you are a part of a much
that is the Power of the
Universe, the ONE of ALL things. So
take some time right now to Stop and Smell the Flowers and rediscover
and all of what nature has to offer.
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