A little more on the whimsical side today, but nevertheless a meaningful side to be on, here are some invaluable words of advice from a snowflake, of all things…
“Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice. We are uncommonly and marvelously intricate in thought and action.” – Alice Childress
These are some priceless insightful gems that a snowflake would offer us, if we were to slow down enough to see them. There are truths to be heard in their simple wisdom, if only we could listen closely with our hearts, and open our minds. Forget what you think you know for a moment, just be in this moment, and perhaps learn something new the next time you see a snowflake.
Maybe if we all slowed down and embraced the restful energy of winter, we could be more like snowflakes.
A Few Words of Advice from a Snowflake
There is much to see that the physical eyes often miss when they’re looking with haste into the future, or searching for lost treasures in the past. Pause for this moment, and enjoy being alive. Seek to perceive more–live in this experience. Pay attention to what is happening, and feel the stillness underneath everything which is changeless. Come to appreciate the little things like they were the big things.
Enjoy the ride.
You are not a human being living in eternity, so discover your innermost power to enjoy what you’re doing and to discover how you can love as much as possible. This moment is both fleeting, like a falling snowflake, and a continuation of eternity, like the process of making snowflakes. You are granted this lifetime, and the journey of descent is meant to be enjoyed, because it has been gifted to you.
Follow the wind.
Don’t “fight your way upstream,” but “flow with the current.” As long as you’re swimming, going with the flow does not mean giving up and not trying your best; it simply means you’re expending your energy on what matters and not fighting what you cannot change. Focus on how you are being, rather than on where you think you’re supposed to end up.
Trust in your own path.
Don’t pay too much attention to what you think you should be doing, to who you think you should be. The very fact that you are here as you are is proof that you are meant to be here, as you are. There is no going back and being unmade, for here you are and you were made with purpose pulsing through your very existence. When you trust a little more, grace will fill in the blanks.
Be soft in a hard world.
Though you may find it easy to become hardened by the world’s growing pains, let yourself grow soft in your experiences and your expressions. A calm presence is more powerful than a forceful fury, because resistance breeds only resistance in the end. The light can shine through you with more ease when you fall softly upon the world, and you cannot help but be shown your own light.
Please share your thoughts, how you make the most of this life journey, lessons learned along the way, and any inspiring stories with me in the comments.
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Be a like a snowflake, and be yourself.