As I walk in my neighborhood, I see people walking, gardening, kids playing, dogs barking and flowers blooming. It is an energizing time of year.
It is also holiday time with the arrival of Easter and Passover.
These meaningful holidays focus on rebirth, renewal and freedom.
Take a look at the trees and flowers. The blooms from last year died off and once again you see the rebirth and renewal in each new bud. It is absolutely exquisite.
Our lives can encompass this wonderful unfolding.
This happens when the mind is calm. We gain a renewed perspective on life.
The inner calm we access releases us from our self imposed bondage: The tight grip we have on our safe limited thinking that keeps us stressed, with no way out.
Settling our busy minds is a process, and at times it is uncomfortable. The new buds did not emerge in a moment. The plants and flowers had to let go and die out in order to slowly emerge again with increased color, beauty and vitality.
Take a few minutes each day to quiet your mind, renew your perspective and enjoy more spring in your life.