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Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry…

06/03/2014

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu

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Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry… – “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

We spend time worrying…
Rushing here and there in pain
Wondering … what if?

Wondering … what if
The sky would fall if we stop
The sun and moon too…

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” Rachel Carson

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Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry – “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” John Muir

Sky, sun, moon won’t fall
‘Cos nature does not hurry
Pause and breathe… slowly

We prance round like deer
Heading straight to those headlights
Thinking… what happened?

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“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.”  Henry David Thoreau

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Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry – “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” Kahlil Gibran

Thinking… what happened?
Like nature, Change! Start over
Goals and dreams, shifted

Frazzled lives, wasted
In nature, there is no hurry
Pause and breathe … slow down

Stay Inspired, have a blessed day and thank you for stopping by!

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Writing Challenge: Starting Over.   In this week’s writing challenge, we’re asking you to write a short piece of creative writing (fiction/poetry/prose poetry/freeform mindjazz/whatever floats your boat) on the theme of Starting Over.

Positive Motivation Tip: In nature, slowing down and starting over is a given; it comes with each seasonal change and ecosystem shift. Learn from her gift of patience…

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos:  Mill Pond Sunset, Bachalpsee flowers,  and Walking Penguins, via Wikipedia, or via Flickr  and/or my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

57 Comments leave one →
  1. Hanan Webster (@EatCraftParent) permalink
    06/03/2014 2:59 pm

    Love your motivation tip. I feel like seasons help us in that change, to start over if we’re feeling “lost”.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) permalink
    06/03/2014 3:04 pm

    I like the fact that spring is coming. It’s almost like a new beginning. You know, spring cleaning & making my house all fresh and clean. That is where is all stems.

  3. Kita (@Kreative10) permalink
    06/03/2014 3:19 pm

    Love this. Nature brings you closer to things and helps you think I don’t know what it is about a nice crisp cool day among the trees that has you thinking all sorts of things.

  4. 06/03/2014 3:57 pm

    Inspiring words to draw us into the renewal season of Spring.
    Lovely …

  5. 06/03/2014 4:07 pm

    I needed a little inspiration today, thank you for that! :) I know I can always find a beautiful poem when I read your blog!

  6. 06/03/2014 5:00 pm

    This is a lovely poem! I really love the pictures, too. Very beautiful!

  7. Krissy Higgins (@Krissy_r) permalink
    06/03/2014 5:09 pm

    Lovely poem and pictures. It’s nice to slow down every once in awhile and just enjoy your surroundings, and your family. I know we need to do more of this!

  8. 06/03/2014 5:31 pm

    I love the season changes of nature – I live in VA where we get to “start over” every season. By the end of every season, I’m always ready for the next! :)

  9. 06/03/2014 6:05 pm

    Such a beautiful poem and pictures! I sometimes forget that there’s an entire beautiful and peaceful world out there.

  10. 06/03/2014 6:25 pm

    That was a lovely reminder to stop and smell the roses. We spend so much time rushing around for work, it’s really easy to forget what we’re working for.

  11. Mandy @HouseholdHeroMC permalink
    06/03/2014 6:36 pm

    Thanks for the reminder to slow down and just enjoy what life brings us. It is very easy to get wrapped up into what ifs but I do try to be patient and slow down.

  12. 06/03/2014 6:49 pm

    I liked reading your words here. I liked the musical nature and flow of the words.

  13. 06/03/2014 6:52 pm

    Love the positive inspiration! And your photos are beautiful too!

  14. Kristen permalink
    06/03/2014 7:24 pm

    You really have a beautiful blog. I just read a bunch of your posts.

  15. Kenneth Manaloto permalink
    06/03/2014 8:00 pm

    This post contains great Haiku and the photos are beautiful too.

  16. 06/03/2014 9:08 pm

    Such great inspiring words and pictures! I especially love the picture of the penguins.

  17. 06/03/2014 9:21 pm

    I love the photograph that accompanies the John Muir quote. Thanks for my daily dose on inspiration. I’ve been taking time to slow down lately, and it has done wonders for my sanity.

  18. 06/03/2014 10:11 pm

    No, nature sure does not hurry. Great pics!

  19. 06/03/2014 10:30 pm

    Don’t we chase our tails too much? Thanks heavens for the weekend and chill time.

  20. 07/03/2014 1:05 am

    This is a great inspirational post! I love your photos too!

  21. 07/03/2014 4:10 am

    You take such great photos! And your posts are always such a motivation with beautiful poetry.

  22. 07/03/2014 4:34 am

    Lovely poem and lovely pictures!

  23. Jennifer @triplezmom permalink
    07/03/2014 4:42 am

    That post was so lovely. It calmed me down, which is hard in the mornings!

  24. 07/03/2014 5:28 am

    This was a beautiful post! Very inspirational and a reminder to slow down :)

  25. Brett Martin (@brettbmartin) permalink
    07/03/2014 5:31 am

    very, very wise words. I think that’s why so many of us look forward to spring- new life, new growth

  26. 07/03/2014 5:39 am

    We learn so much from nature.. Sometimes we need to just slow down…

  27. 07/03/2014 5:41 am

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  28. 07/03/2014 6:07 am

    Such a great thing that we are able to take that time to relax and wind down. Now if we would just take advantage of it more… ;)

  29. 07/03/2014 6:20 am

    Beautifully written post! Thanks for sharing it.

  30. lisa galuna (@LisaGaluna) permalink
    07/03/2014 6:27 am

    We All Need To Enjoy Lifes Beauty!!

  31. 07/03/2014 6:56 am

    Season change for a reason and they take time. it was a lovely read.

  32. Dina Demarest (@dinade) permalink
    07/03/2014 7:21 am

    I sometimes feel like I need to throw my smartphone away for this reason. I know my kids would rather I be looking at them. Great post!

  33. 07/03/2014 9:35 am

    We’re studying simplicity in church and I think a big part of that is slowing down. Great reminder.

  34. 07/03/2014 10:08 am

    Nicee!!! Nature does not hurry. Like we do. We’re all hurried and crazy, and hectic all the time. We should totally take nature’s lead and just slow down! As I sit here, frantic because I have 2 blog posts to publish today and it’s already after 1pm, and lunch hasn’t even been made, and laundry is piled up. Thank you for this awesome post. It reminds me that I can just slow down. The laundry will still be there when I get to it. Lunch doesn’t have to be anything spectacular and my blog posts are not a matter of life and death. Thank you.

  35. 07/03/2014 11:53 am

    Patience is certainly a discipline. I’ve been practicing it a lot lately. The photos you used are perfect.

  36. 07/03/2014 12:09 pm

    What a great reminder to slow down to see and enjoy the beauty in life. The photos are so lovely

  37. Kecia@sgrcom permalink
    07/03/2014 2:42 pm

    Patience is definitely not a strong point of mine. It’s something I am working on though – especially because I know that things will get done eventually, even if they aren’t finished right when I want them to be.

  38. 07/03/2014 2:43 pm

    What a beautiful and inspiring poem! Love the photos too!

  39. Ashley M permalink
    07/03/2014 2:47 pm

    This is a great reflections post. Sometimes I find myself rushing here and there far too often.

  40. Joanne Greco (@JoanneGreco777) permalink
    08/03/2014 6:11 am

    Beautifully peaceful photo. I’m always rushing around but I have mindfully tried to slow down since moving away from NYC.

  41. 08/03/2014 6:49 am

    Reblogged this on frijasroxanne.

  42. jenny permalink
    08/03/2014 2:03 pm

    And if nature is not in a hurry, why then should we be in a hurry?

  43. Elayna Fernandez-Bare permalink
    08/03/2014 2:05 pm

    This is gorgeous. I love the positive motivation tip. Keep calm and let go!

  44. 09/03/2014 2:06 pm

    I love the still and quiet of nature. It is what I like about hiking.

  45. 09/03/2014 6:03 pm

    Great poem and beautiful pictures!! I can not write poetry at all so I appreciate it when I read a good one! I love the positive motivation and the reminder that spring will start soon and we can begin again!

  46. 10/03/2014 7:31 am

    What a lovely post .I have a lot of people look at me like I am crazy for not worrying much at all. I just believe in loving each day as it comes and leading a life to know that everything will work out as it is suppose to.

  47. Katherine Bartlett (@KBWhiskey) permalink
    11/03/2014 10:12 am

    This is really beautiful. I always need to slow down

  48. 13/03/2014 3:11 am

    I like the comparison of people to nature. You’re right, nature accomplishes amazing things but is never in a hurry. It’s a great visual to keep in mind!

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