It’s that time of year when the world around us changes really fast, if you stare long enough you can almost see the growth with your own eyes in real time, it’s happening that fast.
I was walking in the woods last week, when almost all the trees were still bare. I’m sure by now, only a few short days later, those woods will not look the same as they did last week. Anyway, I was walking, and I was noticing the changing colors. I was noticing how a few of the trees had little specks of green, I noticed how the moss on the downed tree stump and the rocks in a little stream were a deeper shade of green. I noticed how the forest floor was speckled with yellow flowers that weren’t there the week prior.
As I was walking and noticing those shades that weren’t there the week before, I was thinking about how easy it would have been to walk by those small changes, to be distracted and fail to notice the deepening green of the world around me, the new colors in the world around me. I was thinking, if I had been even slightly distracted by something else in my life and mind, I would have walked by all those changes without ever noticing they were there.
I was thinking about winters in our own lives, perhaps you’ve been in one metaphorically as we have in our seasons. I was thinking about how often we walk through harder times, we all have them, and we can walk right by those little shades of joy, love and peace without noticing, without seeing, without living into that joy.
I hope, if you are in a winter in your own life, you are able to see the small shades of green and the shifts in colors this week. Perhaps those small shifts are so tiny that they are hardly even noticeable, and perhaps we will still be in the middle of a winter even when noticing those little joys...but maybe if we take a little time to really slow down and notice, we can see our life in a little more technicolor this week.
I hope you have an amazing week dear friends.
Krista is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She has an online studio with all sorts of different class types!