The Monarch makes a journey each year from Northern Canada to Mexico taking flight against all of nature’s unpredictable elements. It is this tiny wonder which flies up to fifty miles a day to reach its final destination high in the Mexican mountains.
Each year I watch the Monarch dance through my garden and wonder how does such a small creature move with such grace under pressure?
In some ways we are all like that butterfly toiling away on finishing our next creative project, attempting to keep our head above water, and finish the to-do list for the week. It is our own private journey that we must use the momentum of the wind to carry on with our day.
The Monarch also has its own days when it too has to admit defeat to the elements of nature and rest when the air is too hot or when the wind is too cold. It can only take flight when the climate is perfect!
On certain days the feeling of the sky falling and black clouds looming makes us all want to pull the blankets over our head and go back to bed. If life were perfect we all would be able to take a moment for that rest when we are feeling a little weathered and beaten down during the storm.
It is when things happen in our life that are out of our control we need to take a step back and take the cue to breathe. Sometimes instead of forcing the outcome we need to rest and wait for the perfect wind to carry us along just like the beautiful Monarch.
Do you know the secret of the Monarch? How does she maintain grace under pressure?