Slow Your Wild Down

 

nature

 

I was down in Florida last week, and as I walked out of a hole-in-the-wall hot dog place, there was this sign on the back door:

 

Slow Your

 Wild

 Down

 

It was a tiny place, and I’m thinking they weren’t wanting people rushing out the back door or else they might get hit by someone driving through the parking lot!

 

“So, people, for crying out loud, just slow your wild down.”   🙂

 

Now as for me, I’m a word girl, and this sign was the perfect complement to another “sign” we’d seen just a couple of hours before on a bench in a botanical garden:

 

“Nature does not hurry, yet

everything is accomplished.”

Lao Tzu

 

As I walked through this gorgeous botanical garden and pondered this quote, I was struck with just how true this is.  Isn’t nature our example for so many things in our lives?

 

I’m becoming more and more and more a nature girl.  I’ve always been one, yet I’m finding that being outside and inside with clear views of nature, is essential to my well-being, essential to my wholeness.

 

Nature is so perfect.  So beautiful.  Right on schedule.  It’s aware, connected with all Life, and profoundly connected to us in every way.

 

Nature gives, nature serves, nature breathes.  Nature loves, nature receives, nature responds.

 

What if we were more like nature?

 

Allowing, trusting, unhurried, happy, still…moving with the Divine rhythm of the Universe.

 

There is no greater time than today to slow down.  Why are you rushing around anyway?  Where is there to be but right here right now?

 

This Spring season is an excellent time to clean out….clean out every nook and cranny of your house and also streamline your life.  What is important to you?  What can you let go of?  What do you need to let go of?

 

It might be certain relationships.  It might be mindsets that no longer serve.  It might be things you no longer need or want.

 

Be like nature.  Slow your wild thing down.

 

Refuse to follow anyone else’s truth, anyone else’s demands of you.  This is YOUR life.

 

Make it your own.  Craft it the way you want it to be.  End your relationship to obligations and live freely — live from your heart of love.

 

Nature just is.  There’s no striving.

 

And so can and shall you be.

 

I’m off to put my toes in the grass.

With so much love,

julie

 

 

 

 

 

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