It’s the first half day of spring. Rather than hearing the birds chirp, smelling the scent of fresh grass sprouting, seeing the first signs of buds on blustery trees – it is snowing! And I am finding myself re-assessing and taking a step back.
Spring is a time to remove the clutter, start anew. This can be a physical cleaning of space or a time to clear out mental/spiritual cobwebs. Today, I have been having overriding thoughts of guilt for not maintaining my meditation practice over the last month. Everyday I walk past the spare room and a soft voice calls out – Come, sit. But I can’t find my cushion; from all the clothes hanging to be dried, Christmas presents still not put away, books abandoned and bed not put up from last visitor. Did I mention that my last visitor was over a month ago!?!?!?
The time is now – I’m yearning to move my body, clear my mind, calm my spirit – in my own space. So, clean I did. While I removed the physical debris, I took time to add to my alter, to reflect on how I’ve grown in the last month and to ponder all that I have to be grateful for.
My cushion is calling again – this time I sit.