Spring Forward

“It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy." ~ Lucille Ball

Spring!! Can you feel it? Can you see it? Can you taste it? I love watching nature renew itself, letting go of what is no longer vital and alive, taking on new life, new vibrancy, infinite possibilities…

These possibilities are in all of us and begin with an awareness of the present, our starting point. From there we move forward. The forward movement sometimes seems like a crawl and other times like a sprint. Yet the movement happens breath by breath.

There's a scene in the book, Eat, Pray, Love, where author, Elizabeth Gilbert, is lying on her bathroom floor at 3 am, sobbing with hopelessness and guilt over wanting to end her marriage. Through gasping sobs, she speaks to God for the first time. "I'm in desperate need of help. I don't know what to do. Please tell me what to do, please tell me what to do, please tell me what to do..." The crying doesn't stop until -- quite abruptly -- it does. A silence she's never felt surrounds her and then she hears her own voice, compassionate, calm and wise: "Go back to bed, Liz."

I love this scene because it begins with Liz acknowledging her truth and ends with her accepting the only reasonable thing for her to do at that late hour, to go back to bed.

Forward movement…

Deep release and transformation are often a breath away. We just need to become still in order to recognize what we need to let go of and what brings us joy.

From there we spring forward.

Susan JohnsonComment