“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”― Anne Bradstreet
light + dark, always present
spring is often thought of as the time of renewal, of growth, of shift. it is also a time of balance.
a balance between night and day.
between inner and outer.
balance of home and work.
spring equinox shows us the equality of day time and night time. evenness of the light and dark. the earth is showing us that we are always shifting. that we are cyclical. winter is the season of internal. of reflecting and looking at ourselves. so when spring arrives we make the slow move to find balance between showing off like the blooming tulips we all want to be. if we rush too fast into outer world actions and forgetting about journey inward, all is lost on our growth. if we look at what we gained during our winter period of reflection (having new year being a big part of winter is no small moment of taking a look at your life), we can grow as humans. it allows us to really be in the balance.
inward time. journaling. solitude. walking in nature.being.
outward time. socializing. hobbies. doing your work. growing.
spring, while it feels good to shed the winter coat, is not just the jut through the dirt (darkness) and showing your flashy blooms. but a time to reflect on our inner works and make those works show. what have you learned this winter? where have you grown? and how can that show up for you now?