“And Spring arose on the garden fair, like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; and each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”
-Percy Bysshe Shelley
Waking Up Inside
After the cold and calm of winter, weather slowly starts to change. Snow melts away and that white blanket is lifted off the earth. The world is waking up. Snow melts into the ground, providing moisture, and the sun breaks through the clouds providing light. Then, in the midst of this change, a miracle happens. Life begins to spring up everywhere. Tiny sprouts poke up through the ground and new leaves bud on trees.
Spring is Inside You
Just as the seasons change on the earth, there are seasons in your life as well. Look to the earth in Spring, taking in the resources it needs as it makes the changes that begin life and growth. Just like the earth, Spring in our lives is a time for growth. Take a moment to assess your goals. Think of the changes you would like to make in your life and the ways in which you want to grow.
Throughout our lives we are always changing and growing. There is always more to learn and do. Every plant begins with a simple seed. This seed is a plan or an idea of what the plant will become. Each plant is different, and the direction of its growth may change, but they all start from a seed. The growth in your life begins the same way. These seeds are thoughts within you of your desire to grow.
Soil or Sunlight; What do you Need?
Next in the journey of growth, a seed must gather the resources it requires to grow. Water and nutrients are absorbed through the roots to provide the building blocks and resources needed. Sunlight is absorbed through the leaves, providing energy to fuel growth. Take a moment to assess what you need to grow within your life. Do you need resources, or perhaps just motivation? Do you require rest, and time to refuel before beginning your growth, or do you need to regenerate your energy to push forward with your dreams? Gather whatever energy and resources you need, to make a positive change in yourself. Use them to fuel that journey on the path to a better you.
Stretch Your Leaves
The last step in drawing Spring into your life is to make that change, and actually grow! All the resources you need are within you. All that is left is that little push to make it happen. One step at a time. One day at a time. Flowers don’t just spring up overnight. Establish your roots. Build up your stem. Soon your goals will be in full bloom! Growth happens one step at a time. No project or change is ever truly the ‘big step’ that it seems. It is always just little steps, one after the other. Take that first step! Then take the next one! Soon you will look back and be amazed at how far your growth has come.
Establish your goals today and throughout the week. Try making one small step a day towards success. Share your progress! In one week you will be surprised how far you’ve already come.