Today I bring you a guest post from Ghanaian blogger, Anthony.
Here is his short bio.
Anthony Eshun is a proud Christian inspirational blogger from Ghana. He is the author and the owner of https://africanparadiseworld.com. He has reached out to thousands of people around the world with life-changing messages.
Your Daily Life Inspiration From Nature
Nature is beautiful and amazing. Whether you like it or not you would feel the impact of nature in your life. But it seems some people don’t pay attention to the gestures and language nature speaks to us.
It is only when you pay attention that you would understand nature’s language. I find it very intriguing to share with everyone how nature inspires me to stay positive, happy, and hopeful in life. And I believe after reading this piece of content, you would begin admiring nature and derive the best out of it than ever before.
Sometimes a blogger for instance would be stressed up, uninspired, lack ideas to create content. This applies to almost every worker especially businessmen and entrepreneurs.
Let me share a few inspirational messages nature sends us on daily basis with you. Whenever I see the sunrise in the morning — my hope is renewed. Not just that alone. The scene of sunrise is one of the most beautiful things I have known on this planet.
I have been compelled to take several photographs of sunrise. I love it most when there is a reflection on the sea.
The sun shines from the East every morning to remind me that there is hope for a brighter and a beautiful future. Being alive for another day is even a miracle. I believe God has gifted me that to keep on pursuing my lofty goals. So I say to God “thank you for granting me a new day.”
Beautiful mornings remind me to be grateful because on record; 150, 000 people take their last breath each day. They did not see the beautiful sunrise.
Interestingly I could also hear the beautiful birds chirping in the morning hopping and flying from one tree to the other. Could I understand their melodious songs? I believe they are also showing their gratitude for being alive for another day. Thanks be to God!
When it’s cold, rainy, or stormy it reminds me of unpleasant situations. But I know life is dynamic just like the seasons.
It would never rain forever, it will never be stormy forever. Surely, the sun will rise again with a beautiful smile on my face. Without all these, we wouldn’t know what joy is. Joy is seeing the rain, storm, etc stop and giving way to a bright day. I’m the kind of guy who never lets misfortunes bog me down. Im too positive for the devil himself.
So throughout the day, I will keep myself busy with my daily routines. Then there comes the beautiful scene of sunset. Another awestruck scene that steals my attention for several hours. Oh my God! Where is my camera?…crack, crack, crack?…
What is the inspiration behind that beautiful sunset from nature? The day and its hustling have just ended. With a deep thought, … I am reminded of one Native American Proverb that says that anytime the sun rises from the East and sets in the West it takes part of your life.
I often contemplate on this proverb and question myself at the end of the day if I have been productive. Time is a non-renewable resource and it is very precious. So I am very cautious about how I spend my time.
Nature inspires me to be efficient in every little thing I do. Because within every 24hrs, nature takes part of my life away. And that is irreversible. I would love to be proud in my old age that I never wasted my youthful days. So let the day take part of my life and reward me with a successful future.
Just like how many of us believe that you reap what you sow, so as you will face the results of everything you do today.
Nature itself is a therapy. Imagine the kind of emotional pains the emergence of COVID-19 has brought to our doorsteps. Our mental health is always challenged by fear and panic. Lockdowns, destabilization of both social and economic lives have plunged many of us into depression and a state of hopelessness.
There is a natural way of releasing that stress. And the most important thing is it doesn’t cost a dime. Take a look at your environment. Even if you are in lockdown — gaze at your natural environment through your window and you will surely release some stress.
“Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars, and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers — for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.”— Osho
Viewing nature alone reduces fear, stress, anger and gives you the best of emotional feelings. Not just that alone —it contributes to your physical wellbeing by reducing blood pressure, heart rate, and the production of stress hormones.
Researchers say even a single plant in your environment can help reduce stress. Even a wall painting depicting nature can help reduce stress by just viewing it.
Knowing all these has personally helped me as an inspirational blogger to maintain a positive mindset in every circumstance I find myself in. Nature supplies me with constant inspiration to keep moving forward in life.
Now, let me quickly take you to the wild. I’m talking about the ecosystem. Some of us have the characters of wild animals, others are the prey.
It is therefore imperative to know the kind of beast you are. This will help you to associate with the right people. What good relationship would the deer, gazelle, or antelope have with the lion?
Haha! What am I insinuating here? Nature has taught me to stay away from toxic people and surround myself with like-minded people. I have no room for naysayers, neither do I entertain unfruitful relationships. There are too many snakes in the grass. Watch your steps!
However, in reality, we can choose to be what we want to be. And it’s all about setting realistic goals. You can be like the eagle, fly higher above the clouds, and view your goals with a powerful vision of the future.
In summation, sometimes you have to find the best ways to inspire yourself when going through difficulties in life. Nature presents to us free therapy. Go out there and enjoy the natural environment to kill some boredom and release stress.
Take a look at the seas, mountains, flowers, trees, sun, moon, etc, and crack some photos. Come home and soak unlimited inspiration from your photographs. Let me seal this with a beach photo I took one early morning.
I believe you have enjoyed reading this post. You may also like to read my post about developing daily inspirational thoughts through this link: http://africanparadiseworld.com/2019/01/13/inspirational-thoughts-of-the-day
Stay positive, stay blessed!
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