These spring days are fairly dancing with color and fragrance, bird song, and warm breezes. Friends and relatives and neighbors are waking up, shedding layers of clothes and old habits. All my neighbors are raking and pulling weeds, bringing out the lawn furniture, walking dogs and pushing babies in strollers, rollerblading and riding bicycles. The playground at the park is full with moms and dads and children of all ages. Spring is my favorite season. It’s good to get moving, to be in the sun, to notice new life all around.
This spring I am particularly aware of changes in the lives of friends, family and in my own life. Change is constant, of course, but frequently we notice that a change has occurred after it happens. When we pay more attention, we often can feel the changes as we are experiencing them. We may feel restless, confused, disoriented or even as if we don't know who we are or where we belong. We may not know how the world will look on the other side of these changing times, but we may become willing to stick with it all to find out rather than resist the unknown. Best of all is when we are able to stay in the moment, ride the wave, and land on the distant shore with curiosity and enthusiasm, shedding our old habits of fear and worry. Allowing new life to come into full bloom.
What are you noticing about change in your life and the lives of those you love? May your springtime of new life unfold gently and with grace.