Spring Ahead

Be Well Be Happy

As we spring ahead with more light of day, flowers starting to break through the soil, plans for various events that mark the end of the school year, what comes to mind is the excitement of new beginnings and moving forward.

“Life is like a bicycle, you have to move forward so as not to lose your balance.”  - Albert Einstein. This is particularly meaningful to me because I have always thought about, talked about, read about, sought after, obtaining balance in my life. What this implies is that trying to remain in one place is actually what causes instability, wavering and imbalance.  Moving forward is a natural process, thereby bringing with it a sense and feeling of balance. 

While we want to be in the moments and invite all we can give and get from each, time moves on second by second. So the balance actually comes from being rooted and grounded in the now and being propelled to the next now. We take this springtime to reflect on this and perhaps realize that we can get stuck in “winter” or in the “now” if we do not discover that moving forward in all aspects of our lives will bring order and balance to the uncertainty of what is next. The natural order of things springs up the tulip leaves from the soil, just like our natural order of things as humans is to be developing, connecting, learning, moving, giving, etc.

Rather than focus on a “stuck” thing in our lives, focus on what could click to change it.  Have the thought, take one action and move forward. Habits come on rather easily; thoughtful concentration can bring about change if something needs to change, and development of something that is perhaps just a thought at this time. We get caught up in the daily routines, there is always so much to do, and we may put off things that we want to move ahead with, going from day to day. Before you know it, another winter will be here! So, take the blessing of this season as a reminder to spring ahead.

A friend recently lost her wallet and after one and a half weeks, received a package in the mail with a note that said the person who found it never lost a wallet, felt it must have been devastating and was returning it completely intact. No name, no return address, nothing.  The person just wrote, “pay it forward.” That person took an action, moved forward, and created a positive experience for my friend. I love the idea of carrying out an act of kindness anonymously and just joying in that. And if on the receiving end, anonymously giving joy to another. Imagine if everyone did that on a daily basis? There would be such a momentum of giving and joy! 

May you be happy. May you be free. May you be grateful. May you let go of things that do not serve you. May you have inner peace. 

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