Nature is a very valuable teacher; depending on what we’re seeking, the natural world can remind us about finding balance, connection and growth. Nature can be a form of therapy; reducing stress and improving our mental mindset — there is so much we can learn from everything around us.
It’s during this time, when the snow eases and the flowers and fragrance of spring are on their way, that we can reflect on what the cold hush of snowfall has revealed; the lessons nature conveys are right there for us to observe and contemplate. Snow slows everything down, providing an opportunity to take our time; sounds become muffled and tranquil — winter is prompting us to rest and prepare for the restoration that’s on its way.
The weather of winter, including snow, has a lot of symbolism attached to it; from patient progress as we pursue our goals to resiliency and renewal; even change, rebirth and death. Its figurative versatility is probably dependent on what we’re experiencing or seeking at the time it begins to fall; how we relate to it connects deeply to what we need to discover.
A season of blustery ice and snowfall can be difficult for many of us, but if we choose to see beyond any discomfort it may bring, there is an opportunity to recognize that we will flourish again; warmth and growth are on their way. Learning to rest when we need to is a valuable life lesson; nature undoubtedly represents a significant teacher.
If you experience winter snow, what does it represent for you? Do you spend time in nature to relax and restore yourself?
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What Nature Teaches Us About Well-Being – Mindful
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