Contrast of Spring
Nature is a spring of wisdom! Ah, revel in this altogether lovely spring, the first new season of the year!
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. ” Anne Bradstreet
“No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.” Sheryl Crow
After just having experienced a long year of the pandemic as well as our northern hemisphere winter, the contrasting promise of spring and flowers are especially welcome.
Laugh and Party – Spring of Wisdom!
“The world laughs in flowers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'” Robin Williams
I am certainly ready to laugh with the spring, frolic in nature and party. Are you?
Possibility of Kindness
“A kind word is like a spring day.” Russian Proverb
“I dwell in possibility.” Emily Dickinson
In like manner, just think of this possibility – what if each of us would spread kind words to many others, just as if fluffing a blanket of wildflowers over rolling hills? How beautiful it would be!
World of Imagination
“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” Georgia O’Keeffe
“What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.” Kobayashi Issa, Poems
Oh, the land of imagination is marvelous! Just pretend the colors of a single flower are dripping over you, as if this were your entire world! Or, fantasize existing in miniature beneath a fragrant cherry blossom enveloping you in wonder! Consequently, this imagining may just induce some nice, deep breathing!
Listen to Nature’s Spring of Wisdom
“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” Oscar Wilde
“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” Jim Carrey
Finally, we would be wise to listen to the wisdom of nature. Basically, do what YOU need to do to feel as if you are blossoming. Give it no worry, but feel into what you do. Does it bring you true joy? Are you turning to the light with no reason to hide? That is the beauty way, my friend, be beautiful!