Finding my reflection is something I rarely did on purpose…
I love our newest housemate. She teaches me so much.
When she feels bored or insecure, I notice her looking out the window more. My story is that she does this to find that mirror in the natural world. She’s looking for the reflection that will lead her through.
Next thing I know, she’s “asking” to go out. And once we get outdoors, she makes a beeline for the thing that attracted her. I am amazed at her insistence; as if she knows how important these reflections can be to becoming our best selves.
So, I started to watch for the lessons from nature‘s mirror. I’m still learning how to see and hear what it’s trying to tell me, but there have been some inspiring moments.
For example, one day I was feeling agitated and unsettled. The storm that had been bringing wind and rain outside began to subside. And then an opening in the clouds let the morning sun come through. The sense of calm I had inside was from a message of “this is temporary and will pass”.
Look and Listen
I guess what I’m saying is that I don’t have this figured out. I only have an idea that I hope is helpful to you and to me. You can thank my dog.
Have you had a moment when you sensed that nature was giving you a mirror? That the natural world — maybe the wind or cycles of day/night and seasons — has much to teach us? I’d enjoy hearing your stories! Leave a comment here or send me a message on Twitter. Thank you.