Nature | Perspective
What I learned during a recent trip to MEXICO
Life is full of possibilities, and it is up to us to embrace that adventure. One thing is clear to me this month; we cannot do it alone. Most recently, I have been immersed in cultural exploration in Mexico, and on a recent trip, I learned about the Monarch Butterfly Migration in central Mexico. Valle de Bravo is a mountainous lake town close by to the natural sanctuary, and my visit there did not coordinate with the migration....next time for sure. Their story is one of intuition, unity, purposeful direction, and a little milkweed to help the process. Even a cloudy day does not deter them, as they have adapted to use this to their navigational advantage. The monarchs cannot migrate alone and survive. Below is a scarf designed by Pineda Covalin, a Mexican designer. Nature has its beauty, is calming, and reminds us of what is important in life. It's easy to get distracted, and we need perspective to manage the stress. Simply the act of listening to ourselves, one another, God, & nature is healing. Let's intentionally focus with deep purpose to listen, reflect, and listen more.
Below is the Palacio de Bellas Artes building in Mexico City, Mexico. This is by far the biggest city I have ever explored. I took this photo from the rooftop cafe on the Sears tower across the street. This is an illustration of how perspective can change how we look at situations. Do you notice how small the people look from up high? On the sidewalks, there were so many people walking, and the crowds did not dissipate regardless of the direction I walked. I was not aware at all of the mountains or blue sky until I got a birds eye view of the city. An overwhelming trip to my senses in many ways, and a great reminder to intentionally practice perspective taking.
I have good news as I have added a new section to my Substack. This is for those who wish to travel, reside, or retire in Mexico. It’s through my lens of a budget, solo female exploring retirement in Mexico.
Learn more about “Through My Lens: Mexico” HERE
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