“Nature is not mute; it is man who is deaf.”
Think about it-When was the last time you were hiking and actually listened to what the woods were saying to you? If you pay careful enough attention, you will be able to hear the many conversations that are occurring right where you stand.
The myriad of animals, both large and small, speaking to each other, warning one another of any dangers lurking as you make your way down the trail.
The trees, moving as the wind blows through them, each season telling a different story.
It really is that simple. Don’t rush through your hike. Take the time to just sit and listen. You will be absolutely amazed at what you hear.
“When life makes no sense, you must withdraw to the sanctuary within. Only in a state of peace will you see what you must do.”
My thought is when you are confronted by life, take a step back and assess the situation. Don’t automatically jump off of the bridge with everyone else. Be the person who makes the conscious and proactive decision to take the time to think before you leap.
“When you come to the point where you have no need to impress anybody, your freedom will begin.”
We all find quotes that ring true for us at one point or another in our lives. Ones that make us think and feel, ones that motivate us to make changes and as a result give us the ability to take that quote as our own. I have reached a point where the want or the need to impress anyone, especially as it relates to the colleagues at my job, is in the past.
Since I am a teacher, I only need to keep the well being of my students in mind. My job requires me to make sure that each of my students receive 100% of my focus, attention and experience every day.