As the springtime begins, we have a special opportunity to reconnect with nature. Typically, we connect as observers – enjoying the warming sunlight and the lengthening daylight, spending more time outside, playing in the garden, inhaling the fresh spring air and the fragrance of new flowers. But, our connection is truly much deeper than that. We are part of nature and the cycle of nature, just as the birds, the squirrels, the new daffodils, and all of the outside world that renews with the springtime.
Our internal energy grows, we respond to the lengthening days, we shed our winter layers (and perhaps even a few of our winter pounds). We blossom.
Take time to remember and honor your connection to the world and to nature, not merely as a passive observer, but as an active, living part of the springtime nature that is now unfolding. Notice the renewal of springtime within you.
This is the Navajo chant that was used as part of our meditation in yoga classes last week.
The mountains, I become part of them.
The herbs, the fir tree, I become part of them.
The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters, I become part of them.
The wilderness, the dew drops, the pollen, I become part of them.
Enjoy your springtime. Enjoy your day. And, breathe.