I am sitting on the floor with our little puppy Milo and giving him all kinds of nicknames. The names that are coming to me are connected with the things he is doing. He is a #sillykangaroo because he is jumping up and down. He is also #thedestroyer as he took my plants out of their pots. Interestingly none of the jars got destroyed in the process, but he did have a very proud moment until he saw my face.
It is a #fascinating thing how we try to make sense of things happening around us. We tend to want to make sense of events forcefully and at will. In 2020 that is not an easy thing to do. Let’s be honest – who has made a vision board or written a goal list for 2020 and looking at it now, wonder what happened? Well, I do for sure.
Lately, I am looking at all these things and wondering how to make sense of the emotions. I’m also wondering about the good experiences that have happened. Looking at my little puppy who is just in love with the wonders of life, it would be soul healing to tap into that energy. To have the curiosity and the openness to the day ahead and have an open heart. These days we start our day with a brace to not get hurt or to protect ourselves from disappointment. Even our bodies have jumped in with pains and aches to confirm that not all is going the way it should be. As we have so little control of the day, the thought comes up to take a break and unplug altogether, but we have gotten addicted to the drama that is unfolding in the outside world – a world we possibly are not even part off.
I am not a passivized or conspiracy human, but do believe that we create our own life. (#createownlife) When I look at nature and animals, I see how they create their world and life, but at the same time have to live in the world that we mold and change. (#noquestionsasked)
I am wondering about 2020. Is it a mirror that nature and animals have been dealing with for centuries? Can we learn from this and get back to a more balanced way of living? (#lesstalking) Quietly listening to the desires around me, I wonder if that is the case for most of us.
Animals adapt and create a new way of living for themselves. There is no other option than to go with the changes in their environment. For me, this feels like an invitation. We already know that we can learn from the environment around us. We can genuinely connect with the animals and nature on how they handle change and being restricted in their movement. They have been able to thrive in big cities or in places where all the nutrients have been taken out of the ground. Nature always bounces back in the most exciting ways. My biggest eye-opener was when I visited Hiroshima. This place had been destroyed beyond measure; however, I noticed the amazing trees, the clear water with little bugs walking on top of the it. The water was its healthy nutritional self. I walked around in complete admiration for the way nature had bounced back from all the horror and animals had found their place back into this newly created environment.
Looking at the situation we are in now; the inner knowledge tells us there is support and that we will survive. We can find our way back through nature. Animals came to our rescue and helped us be able to stay home and not lose our minds. The weather was kind to us (mostly). We all got the gift of enjoying our environment and not always looking for where we think the grass is greener.
It is this support that helps me through the day. I do struggle, and like many of us, have shifts in my mindset. But being outside, we can choose to let the sun give us energy and watch it paint the light on the trees. It is not always easy to find a grateful feeling for where we are right now; but the willingness to find that better thought is what helps us all. Just think of the birds that have to share our neighborhoods, the foxes and wolves that have to share their living space with the farmers. It is all possible, as long as you accept the invitation to do so. (#trustitwillallbeokay)