Whenever I’m feeling down or panicky about my situation–especially if I feel that there are few options–I remind myself to observe Mother Nature. Years ago I realized that Mother Nature is all about abundance not only in the amount of things but also in the variety of them.
If you’re feeling lack and limitation in your life, remind yourself that Mother Nature doesn’t have only one flower that blooms at only one time of the year or only one flower in one place in the world: there are flowers blooming everywhere you look, even in the harshest conditions–scientist have discovered blooms of algae underneath the ice in Antarctica!
And flowers aren’t in only one particular size or shape or variety, they’re all sizes, all shapes, all colors, multi-colors, even. And they don’t only bloom during the day, there are varieties that bloom at dusk as well as in the night!
If you feel that your situation is hopeless and there’s no way you can possibly work your way out of it, remember that Mother Nature has creatures in every conceivable nook and cranny of the Earth–no place is too hot or too cold or too bright or too dark or too much or too little of anything. There are creatures thriving in the harshest deserts and the deepest oceans. And it isn’t just one creature in these inhospitable places but these areas are teeming with a variety of life!
Remember YOU are part of Mother Nature. The same amino acids–the building blocks of life–that form all Mother Nature’s life forms, have also come together to form you! If Mother Nature has abundance for her creatures, then she also has abundance for you! She may not drop it in your lap, though. Animals have to forage for food, birds have to build nests, and you’ll have to roll up your sleeves and get to work, but the raw materials are there for you.
You can do it!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,