Sometimes, when I’m tired or a bit discouraged, I find some strength by thinking of a few sunflowers that grew outside my classroom….and here’s what they “say” to me about strength…
And so, in my mind, I image each part of the sunflower and think:
Face the sun
And oddly enough…after repeating those words several times and imagining each part of that tall strong sunflower as I repeat them, my posture straightens and I usually feel more courage, (stand tall) strength, (back straight) resilience (chin up) and optimism (face the sun).
And so…I think that’s some very good advice from the sunflower….
An added note: in the “About” section, above, I explained my observations and experience with the power and effectiveness of using metaphors and symbols in shifting perspectives…I think they function like a “back door” into the mind….I highly recommend coming up with metaphors that resonate…I find that they really help !