Life Lessons Series

Oneness and Diversity - Life Lessons from Nature

Article summary:  During many nature walks I've pondered questions about life's meaning and purpose. Join me on a springtime walk as we make connections between nature images and life experience. We'll gain an inspiring vision of ourselves and of our world.

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Wisdom for Relationships - Life Lessons from Nature

Article summary:  The natural world reminds us that relationships are wondrously varied and complex. Through nature's diversity we observe some cooperation and some competition. We gain insights to enhance our relationships, our life meaning and purpose. We learn ways to restore our life balance.

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Life Balance and the Need for Solitude -- Life Lessons from Nature

Article summary:  We seek many things in this world to bring us happiness and inner peace. We set goals and work hard to achieve them. But in doing so, we often neglect our inner needs--the desires of our spirit. We struggle with the push-pulls between inner and outer worlds. Quiet time alone renews us and helps restore our life balance. Solitude is not a luxury.

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Trust and Uncertainty - Life Lessons from Nature

Article summary:  Uncertainty is a predicament of life. The same questions continue to haunt us. How can we live in this uncertain world without fear? How can we approach times of uncertainty with trust? Observing nature reminds us that all life has cycles of change and stability. We learn to trust that change and mystery are present in nature and present in our lives. They are an integral part of growth and renewal.

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Living with Power in the Present - Life Lessons from Nature

Article summary:  From nature we learn the power of living in the present. Observing the rhythms of time in nature we reconnect with time's deeper meaning. Knowing that life exists only in the present we make conscious choices moment by moment. Spending time in nature we enjoy space to practice present moment awareness. Living in the now empowers us.

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Love Yourself and Others - Life Lessons from Nature

Article summary:  The secular world considers love a sentimental idea. The world's sacred traditions regard love as the basis for all your thoughts, words and actions. Wisdom from nature and the Law of Attraction can help you resolve the push-pulls between world and spirit. You can discover ways to grow in love for yourself and others.

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About the Author

Mary Beth Ford, Ed. D., is the author of Wisdom from the Gardens-Life Lessons and creator of the CD Garden Wisdom-5 Ways to Grow in Life Balance and Joy,. She specializes in the area of life balance, which she describes as balance between outer world and inner Self. In her work Mary Beth shares five powerful garden lessons for living with balance and joy. She helps busy people live with Spirit in the world. Using nature images she offers us a new way of seeing ourselves and our world.