"Spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle, says, 'Everything natural - every flower, tree and animal - has important lessons to teach us if we only stop, look and listen.' (Guardians of Being: Teachings from our Dogs and Cats, Novato, Ca., New World Library, 2009). Nature has a way of giving us messages. You can silently ask the question, 'What can I learn from you? What message is here for me?'
Being in the presence of tall majestic trees can give you a sense of safety.
Seeing a sapling can give you hope.
Seeing colorful flowers, from the common dandelion to the majestic rose, can give you the feeling of mutual love and oneness.
Gazing at the sky can give you a feeling of freedom.
Inhaling crisp morning air can give you enthusiasm and energy.
Seeing the stars at night can make you quiet and humble.
Watching a flower bloom on your stubborn houseplant can give you joy.
On a day when you can't get moving, seeing and hearing busy birds outside your window can get you on your way.
Nature is a great sage.
From Harnessing the Power of Grief, page 71
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Exercise Can Help Grief
“Exercise is good for every organ of your body, including your brain. Your thoughts originate in the brain, and from these thoughts come emotions….When you are in distress, exercise may be beneficial. Swimming can be both an aerobic exercise and therapeutic at the same time. Water can have a calming effect on your body and mind. If you like exercise, try mixing it up. If you exercise at a gym instead go outside for a walk or a run. At the end of your outdoor or indoor exercise, consciously slow down and appreciate your inner state.”
-Harnessing the Power of Grief, page 71.