Relaxation and what we can learn from frogs!
Frogs are pretty amazing and incredibly adaptable.
Many argue that frogs cannot jump backwards, only forward. So in navigating a challenge, the frog isn't holding onto the past and what is behind them but focused on the future and the path most likely to lead to where they need to be.
When energy needs to be conserved leaping about, it's worth taking time to think about where those leaps need to be.
That doesn't mean there aren't times when it pays to look back to see where we are going; however, when the destination isn't clear, we haven't been here before, it has never been done before, there are no earlier solutions to draw on, then perhaps it's time, like the frog that we move forwards.
Frogs also adapt to adversity; they have evolved the ability to survive the harshest winters when the sun and radiant heat, which normally regulates their body temperature, is significantly reduced.
Anyone seeking to learn the art of meditation could do well to study the meditative qualities of the wee frog.
Finding a quiet, safe spot, the wee frog can consider its next move calmly and collectedly, and this is something we all can benefit from.
More is achieved when our minds are calm, and at the very least, we conserve energy and suffer less. Knowing how to relax matters.
Frogs provoke different reactions in people. However, wee frogs are usually preoccupied with their own priorities, so the approval/disapproval of others doesn't really feature in their day unless it affects their priorities directly, e.g., avoiding having someone stand on them!
Learning to feel calmer and be more relaxed gives us a chance to reflect on what really matters most.
One other thing we can learn from frogs is to have more faith in ourselves.
When we think of the wee frog and its amazing survival skills, be reminded we too are pretty amazing and adaptable.
Yes, some reading this may think, how vulnerable frogs are and how easily squashed.
We can all be vulnerable and find ourselves under pressure from life.
Bringing some calm into our lives helps us adapt to challenges, conserve energy, and maybe reduce the chances of being squashed or overcome by adversity.
Life can throw challenges, and with every challenge, we survive we learn more about ourselves and how amazing we really are, but we need to create that space to reflect, which is why knowing how to create moments of calm and relaxation matter.
As we go through life, we're piling on deeper and deeper layers of consciousness, which leads to a greater capacity to take multiple perspectives. It's a little like the many layers of dessert piled on Miss Piggy's plate at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Only here, it's less carbs and more nutrition..Kermit the frog