Spring is here.
The winter is officially over and summer is on it’s way, the time for ice cream, beaches, and shaving my dog. I have a Bijon Frise, this type of dog is like a poodle with fluffy white fur that if not maintained quickly matts together to become a heated quilt. It’s great in the winter but in early spring my dog quickly becomes uncomfortable with how hot she gets.
I know the feeling. My favourite seasons are fall and spring, the seasons where its not too hot and not too cold, just right for a girl who hates wearing short anything. Short sleeves, shorts, single layered outfits are my enemy. I feel uncomfortable in the summer because no matter what I do I just can’t seem to get cool, I wear 3/4 length sleeves and pants to accommodate the weather and hide the parts of my body I don’t like, but I generally just stay inside and hope there is air conditioning.
Every fall I say to myself that the winter will be my workshop season. I am going to lose the weight for my ‘summer body’, I’m going to shed my own quilt of fur. Was I successful this time? Sort of. I lost 25 pounds this winter which is no small feet, but is it enough that I am going to whip out a bikini? No. Will I feel more comfortable in summer clothes? Hopefully, I’m not sure.
We think that it is a big celebratory moment that defines who we are. The truth is the story of our lives is really written by the small things of the everyday just like what I have just described. The everyday things that are overlooked, that are discarded, the moments that are easily thrown away are the moments that make us who we are.
Sometimes in the moment of life those minutes, hours, weeks, months, or even years, might feel like forever, but the truth is, they are just moments, and whatever it is that you have experienced or are experiencing, you must be able to experience each one of these moments in their entirety in order to be able to appreciate them.
All of these everyday descriptions of life experiences, as we move from one season to the next, are all important moments, whether they are happy, routine, or even painful, they all add up to our heartbeat of life. We all need to learn to appreciate the precious, yet fleeting moments in life, these moments truly do make a difference in how I feel day in and day out.
Spring is a really great time to concentrate on cleaning house. It is a good time to start to focus your concentration on taking an interior inventory and to appreciate those precious moments, and the experiences that add up to who it is that you are.
Carl Jung said it best “Your vision will become clear, only when you can look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
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