Friday, March 22, 2013

Soapbox of Perception - Spring: What it really means

So.  Spring has sprung.  Do you understand what that means?

Spring is not the tame little sun shine, picnics and frisbee in the park.  It isn’t gentle showers and light breezes.  It isn’t even the end of snow.

Spring is the most primal of all the seasons.  Spring is life, forcing itself up through the soil.  Spring is the quickening.  The winds blow.  The trees bud.  The sun shines and then it rains and then it snows and then the wind blows again.  Spring is all the forces of nature playing merry havoc upon the world.

That includes the animal forces, the human forces.  We burst out of our winter shells, mess with the flow of time, run screaming through the streets.  We clean out our houses and our bodies and our minds.  We play in the snow and hunt the eggs.  We plant the gardens and start our outdoor projects.  We begin.

It’s not easy.  With everyone going crazy, every atom bounding and rebounding in this hemisphere, all that outward energy makes it difficult to get things done.  Or to even feel safe leaving the house.

But it is time to leave.  It’s time to get out there and dance through the chaos.  It’s time to carve your own niche, your own path.  Time to paint with the wind and sing with the earth and dance with the fire and direct the water.

And know this.  Spring is not the time to worry about perfection, or even about the finished product.  Spring is the time to do.  Don’t edit.  Don’t start over.  Don’t second guess.  Just do.  A little or a lot, whatever is in you, just do.  Take one step on your personal path every day.  Just one.  You can sit and rest and huddle and wait and watch for the rest of the day, but first, take one single step forward.  Put energy into doing.

Create your future.

I ask you.  I beg you.  I dare you.  Whatever it takes.

Spring forward with us.

And I hope you have a great day!


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