Friday, January 9, 2015

Love Winter, Love the Miracle of Earth

Stop dreaming about spring and summer and get your head in the game, back into life. I've found that in those all-to-rare periods in my life when I am fully here and now, everything seems more balanced, wholesome, fresh, and empowering. Embrace winter, which teaches you patience, silence, reflection, and a whole new realm of beauty and overcoming that the other seasons can't. And when you live winter fully, those other seasons have a deeper resonance when you get to them. I feel blessed to experience four distinct seasons and to see the world change and reflect that change in me. I feel blessed to see birds taking shelter under grasses in my garden during a storm. I feel blessed when, in spring, I witness native bees emerging from hollow stalks of perennials weeks before honey bees. The walk to work might sting, but the sunrise through the bare trees that also dances off sparkling snow is a reminder to celebrate this Goldilocks world.


Molly said...

Oh, OK, you're right and I'll stop whining about winter.
One of the things I love about winter is the time to just be. In spring, summer and fall the list of tasks is relentless - plant, mow, weed, harvest, can, repeat.
Good to be reminded to enjoy what is present. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful reminder. I remember a day, decades ago, when I was deep in love and thought running on icy sidewalks in Iowa in January was heaven. Winter is nature's plow. I am loving this fallow time, even though it was in the 50s in Colorado this week, a contrast from New Year's when we had a deep freeze.