We invite you to take a moment to look closely at these Spring flowers—the details, the color, the vibrancy. Then notice, at the same time, what you perceive in your body as you are being touched by this beauty. Is there a small movement inside you that helps you expand and relate differently to yourself? As you resume what you were doing, what shift do you notice in your perception?
If all the working, shopping, parenting and partnering, cooking, and living you do leave you feeling depleted and stressed, take heart. There are many little ways to create moments of calm in your stressful life. One is a peaceful pause. These are the brief but restorative times when you stop thinking about your have-to list and focus instead on the things that lift your spirits and nourish your soul. There is beauty everywhere, and especially in Springtime when the earth is bursting with renewal. Pause, take a few deep breaths, just be in the present moment and take it in!