Inside the Mind of Isadora

Nurture Yourself – Find Clarity in Nature

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sunset-sailwebYour brain functions better when you do things outdoors.

Is there anything more invigorating than a walk in the park or a visually pleasing outdoor area?

Gardening, walking on the beach and exercising outdoors, all contribute to positive thinking and clarity.

Exercise in the open air with the warmth of the sun, the sound of birds singing in the trees and a light breeze blowing through your hair can raise your levels of happiness. It revives the soul. Looking at natures scenery while noticing its beauty all have an effect on our emotions and bring us peace of mind.

Negative ions which have been found in particles near waterfalls, river rapids and in breaking waves at the beach can act as a natural anti-depressants, according to a study conducted at Columbia University.

Today, take a little time to nurture yourself with some time outdoors. Find clarity with all the beauty before you. Unpleasant thoughts will fade away and you’ll feel energized enough to face anything before you.

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Peace of Mind

One day Buddha was walking from town to town with his disciples. After a short walk they happened upon a lake.

Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Get me some water from that lake.”

The disciple walked up to the lake and noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water. He also saw a bullock cart crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy, turbid.

The disciple returned and told Buddha “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink.”

An hour passed.

Again, Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink.

The disciple obediently went back to the lake. This time, he found that the lake had clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above looked fit to drink. He collected some water in a pot and brought it to Buddha.

Buddha looked at the water; then, he looked up at the disciple and said, “Do you see what you did to make the water clear?”

“You let the lake be and the mud settled down on its own. You were able to get clear water.”

“Your mind is also like that. When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own. You don’t have to put in any effort to calm it down. It will happen effortlessly.”

Buddha says having ‘peace of mind’ is an effortless process. When there is peace inside you, that peace permeates to the outside. It spreads around you and to your the environment.

Namaste, Isadora

2017©Isadora DeLaVega

spa-660x440[1]Namaste
I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of Love, and of Truth,
of Light and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me.
We are One.

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Becca from ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea’ hosts Nurturing Thursday

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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of whom I am no matter what venue I choose to express it.

12 thoughts on “Nurture Yourself – Find Clarity in Nature

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  2. Oops — looks like my original “very profound” (LOL) comment got lost in cyberspace!!! 😀

    My daffs are up and shining — meaning the promise and arrival of Spring is not too far behind! Nature is such a balm to the spirit. Thank you for sharing with Nurturing Thursday, Issy! ❤

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  3. It is beautiful here in Central TX. Daffodils are up, and smiling in the sunshine! Nature does wonders for the spirit! Thank you for sharing with Nurturing Thursday! ❤

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  4. So true! I look forward to spring weather so I can take my little dog to the dog park and walk. It is so nice there!

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  5. I love the outside also, but where I am the forest is for me. I do love beaches as long as they are not full of bathers and sun worshippers. Yours is beautiful, bright blue sky… lovely.

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  6. Yes, very good advice. I spent a little time outdoors this afternoon, pulling up some grass that invaded my lilies last year, and making more space for the lily shoots to come up; it has been quite warm here this past week, and I noticed they were already starting. Definitely calming and peaceful to get outdoors for a while!

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  7. Love the blue water in the first photo, Izzy. I love being outdoors, too.

    janet

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  8. How true about being outdoors.
    I love the Buddha story.
    No mud, no lotus as they say. 😄

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