Today, I feel like one of the many colourful buds that are opening in our garden these days, unfurling into a newness and aliveness after what felt like a mighty long and hard winter! This is definitely my most favourite time of year.
As I worked in the garden for four and five hours yesterday and today, raking leaves, pulling weeds and clearing away the dead dullness of winter, it was as though I was receiving a healing from nature at the same time. It felt invigorating to breath fresh air, puff with the exertion and work hard using muscle groups I hadn't used in awhile!
Nature is a vital ingredient to our sense of life balance. We are nature. We are meant to move and to breathe and to feel the Earth between our fingers.
If you are looking for more balance in your life, I highly recommend that you put your work projects aside, let the housework go another day... and gift yourself with the beauty and rejuvenation of Nature's offerings. If you do not have a garden or a yard, take yourself to a plant store and hang around the earthy soil smells and perhaps even come home with a new plant.
(C)2003 Photograph by Carolyn Clarke
Winter has been cleared from our yard and I have come alive with spring's unfolding.
My soul is content today. May you know this within yourself, too.
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