I once read a story of two men walking in the desert, dehydrated and exhausted. One man asked the other, “Do you believe in God?” His friend pointed to the sunset and replied, “All I know is that man cannot create that.”
The elements of nature are quite impressive. Earth provides an environment for a multitude of beings to experience life. Water showers from a sky that thunders with explosive passion. Fire shares its heat and light by way of a whimsical dance. Air reinvigorates your lungs with an invisible current. Space nudges you to ponder what is real and what is possible.
I bet you could endlessly name examples of natures’ robustness. I wonder if you have that long of a list when it comes to acknowledging your own powerfulness?
Yes, lightning can shock you to your core. But from how I see it, your pulse electrifies a living network of thirty-seven trillion cells in your body with each twinkling of an eye, and you reanimate each time you take a breath.
I am sure of the strength of the mighty oak tree, with its centuries-old tales of determination and survival. I am also under the impression that you have overcome all that has happened to you thus far, and that you should give yourself more credit for the grandness of your victories.
We could spend the whole day talking about all the things we find attractive in the world. How long would it take for us to mention our own beauty?
Yes, a rose will put me in a lovely mood. But one look, one smile from you will do all the same.
I will invite you to listen to the cheerful chirping of the birds on a warm, sunny day. Yet I still adore nothing more than your voice when you articulate your deepest thoughts, and the sound of your sweet laughter when happiness erupts from your belly.
From the spiritual legends of ancient mountains to the calming effect of the gentle ocean waves; from the uninhibited freedom of a meadow filled with wildflowers to the bold colors in the atmosphere; nature is both inspiring and enchanting. I believe that you are as well.
I have an idea: for each way you think nature is magnificent, name a way you are equally spectacular.
And just for the record, nature is merely a subtle reminder of what you’ll find when you look inside yourself.
Soar into majesty,