I have felt an increasing affinity with nature over the past year.
Plants have so much to show us. The way they grow.. They take their time. They don’t fight or force or effort. They just do their thing. They take what comes, and work with whatever is presented to them. Sometimes they wilt, sometimes they spring tall towards the sun. Plants trust nature to provide, and roll with the seasons as they come. They know when it’s time to put roots out, they know when to flower and produce their fruit. They know when to hold back to conserve their energy in harder weather.
Nothing outside of a plant can dictate how it grows. It is all within. Even with the perfect soil, water, and sun, without the inner workings of the plant, there is nothing.
Just like us 🙂
No-one else knows how you need to grow, or the perfect timing in which your flowers will bloom. I used to feel bad when I didn’t feel ready to move to the next stage of my life. I felt guilty I wasn’t braver, stronger, more confident.. But you know what? If you’re not ready, you’re not ready, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! What if, like a plant, you know it’s time to conserve you’re energy for a fuller harvest? You can’t jump from a small sprout to a flowering tree overnight! And who would want to?
The best thing about all this, is that we can relax. When the time is right, we won’t need to force anything. Isn’t that so wonderful to know? 🙂 If you don’t quite feel ready, then you’re not. And that is PERFECT.
When the time comes you’ll know it, and ain’t nothing gonna hold you back 😉