When wake the violets, Winter dies;
When sprout the elm-buds, Spring is near;
When lilacs blossom, Summer cries,
‘Bud, little roses! Spring is here!
says the famous poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr who was also an anatomy and physiology professor at Harvard Medical School in the 19th century.
As we all know seasons are vital to the transition and evolution of our planet and some of us observe the procession of the seasons as an opportunity to adjust perspectives and prompt dynamic shifts.
Spring in particular is often perceived as a time of renewal when the Earth reawakens from its slumber, and explodes with new life. With Spring rolling again into our lives many of us feel the need and the energy to come forth with new ideas, sow new seeds and start new projects.
This re-awakening is of course very different from the “X number steps to become more XYZ” syndrome that seems to be the title of almost any blog, social media, or internet article nowadays. I have nothing against quick fixes, quick wins, do it all toolkits, one minute recipes although the change or transformation they advocate remain quite mechanistic, answering the trepidation of a control-based and silo’ed way of thinking.
An attuning of our mental, emotional, and physical awareness to how Nature has always fit everything together would help us find most of the answers to the multiple crises we currently face – personal, economical, environmental and spiritual.
Answers that would allow us to embrace a sustainability-minded dance of life d inspired by and in harmony with Nature teachings. eternal dance
“Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on”