There are days in life, when one finds oneself, raw, vulnerable, and triggered by the past, seeking a way out of it.
After a long closure to a coaching assignment which was not only challenging but also emotionally exhausting, I slipped into a phase of compassion fatigue.
My state of mind, ruminating, and second-guessing, lost in my baseless assumptions and overthinking, I began to question each and every effort that I may have put in, and which so far has not yielded any result, tired and frustrated I headed to my terrace, my space where I have spent countless time with myself.
I decided I needed more time to spend with myself and this was, with an intention to ruminate further on the same topic, I was fixated on.
The moment I was on the terrace, what I saw was my Copper Pod Tree – (also known as Peltophorum pterocarpum , botanical name of it), I was awestruck, and something inside me shifted instantly.
It came across as if “I’ was presented with a huge bouquet of flowers to cheer me up, and in response I wholly accepted it.
With my gift of bouquet, I stood there smiling and recollected Keats – A thing of beauty is a joy forever!
Then I recalled, this was the same tree, just three months back in winter, which stood like a skeleton showering its dry leaves non-stop, till it had nothing left on it.
Looking at it now, blooming like a huge bouquet, hosting birds of all kinds, parrots, and honeybees busy making honey out of the countless flowers blooming within it, spreading the sweet fragrance, which was dense and mesmerizing.
I was awestruck, I stood there lost in its beauty, and in this beautiful moment, my tree offered me some wisdom.
- There are no shortcuts to success.
- Patience and Perseverance always bring in good results.
- All good things take time, but they do happen.
- Have faith.
- Never give up.
- Be grateful for what you have than chase what you don’t have.
- Nothing last forever.
I stay ever grateful to nature for comforting me with so much ease both to my mind and body, bringing in the element of little joy of life, when I need it the most.
Spending time in nature is one of the best strategies to beat your stress out, and it is scientifically proven, you can read the studies here and try it for yourself.
If you ever find yourself overwhelmed with stressed, things not going the way you had planned or any other issue keeping you on an edge, take a nature break to reset and refresh!
Just like my Copper pod tree comforted me out of my stress, may you also find ease and comfort in yours’s.
(c) Mehnaz Amjad – 2017 -2023
The blog post series on – Little Joys of life, in this space, I am bringing you stories and experiences from my life to share the unique source of happiness that resides within each one of us. Let’s explore these “Little Joys of Life” and find joy within!
About the Author ; Mehnaz Amjad, is a Life Coach and a Cognitive Behavior Therapist,
I’m on a mission to empower people with strategies and tools, they need to cope with difficult times & navigate through challenging circumstances.
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