Lessons From Nature: Different is Beautiful

When I look at this tree, I see it’s beauty and the magnificent colors that flow throughout the trunk. I don’t think it’s wrong or bad because it doesn’t look like other trees. I celebrate the differences. Some wear their differences on the outside for the world to see. Others may keep their differences under the surface. There is beauty in each and every person when we start looking and appreciating difference instead of judging or being scared of it. We see life through whatever lens we choose to see. If we want to see more beauty, we start looking. We find that different is beautiful. If we are scared of difference, we search for what looks and/or feels the same. We miss beauty that could be right in front of us.

#Lessonsfromnature #Differentisbeautiful

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff ©2018

Lessons from Nature: Choosing Love or Fear

When you look at this path, what do you see? Some may see danger, feel scared, and think instantly of all the creepy crawlies just by looking at the picture. Others may see a majestic trail full of adventure. A sense of excitement ignites within just looking at the picture. It’s the same trail, the only difference is how each individuals view it. If ten people were asked there would ten different perspectives of the same exact trail. How we view the trail a.k.a. paths in your life is your business. How other people view it is their business. It doesn’t matter what someone else thinks of it. What matters is how you see it, because how you see it is how you are choosing to live. It’s your path, your choice!

It’s a reminder to be conscious of our choices of perspective. There are different ways to look at EVERY situation. It’s also a reminder that no one sees things the exact way we do. It doesn’t mean they are wrong and we are right. It’s just a different perspective of thinking. We need to choose what feels right for our own lives. If our own perspective doesn’t feel good,  we can work to change it. Our thinking can set us free or hold us hostage. It all boils down to living life through a perspective of love or fear.

#Lessonsfromnature #Perspective

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff ©2018

Lessons from Nature: Beauty from Within

When we look at the world, we can know where we are in our heads by what we focus on in our external world. Are we looking at others judging them for not being good enough? Are we seeing  and/or engaging in gossip about other people whether they are in our personal lives or in some form of media? Are we attacking people for having a different views than our own? If we are doing these things we are feeding the dis-ease within ourselves. Our radar looks for the negativity around us when we are feeling negative inside our own minds. We are not nourishes ourselves. Think of a flower that is properly nourished. The colors are more vibrant, the leaves are healthy, and the roots are strong. We are just like that flower our roots can pull from the energy of love, which properly nourishes us, and creates us to show the world our vibrant colors. We can pull from the energy of fear, which steals our nutrients, and shows the world our rotting leaves and our muted colors. Becoming aware we are not nourishing ourselves with the energy that will create health, beauty, and color, is the first step. The healthier we get inside–stopping the self-abuse, we start aiming our energy towards love. We start feeding our roots the good stuff. Our colors start to brighten and we look at the world through a different lens. We start paying attention to the heroes who show others compassion, the faces whose beauty shine through their kindness, and we pray for people struggling to find their way to love. Just like that, the ground becomes fertile for more flowers to bloom and show us their colors, which may be different, but that doesn’t make them any less beautiful when they are shining from their light within.

#LessonsfromNature

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff ©2018

Lessons from Nature: Putting One Foot in Front of the Other

In nature, when we aren’t where our feet our we risk getting missing so much of it’s beauty and its dangers. That is just as true in life. Some paths require us to focus on the step right in front of us. Sometimes we can see why. Other times we find out later that by not paying attention, we ended up in survival mode, just like being lost in the woods. The only way out of survival mode is centering ourselves and our thoughts on thriving in the moment. Questioning the thoughts causing us stress. Are the thoughts useful in the current moment? Are the thoughts helping me create a better life for myself and others? We start putting one foot in front of the other and remain open to see the blessings. This leads to the beauty, which is revealed only in the present moment. When we move into that space, we move out of the drama and darkness that hold us back and into the light where the best solutions become available to us.
What moments are you missing by not focusing on being where your feet are?
#Stayingpresent #LessonsfromNature
With Love and Gratitude,
Rachael Wolff ©2018