There’s nothing like a touch of spring in the air to stir my curiosity about what lessons the spring season may offer. The 75-degree weather in the Boston area during early April sure sparked me. I decided to do some spring-cleaning around the yard and began with the flower beds, figuring that a little leaf raking would make a great start. I felt like an archeologist as I peeled back the layers of leaves. And what a treasure I found underneath. The beautiful Crocus plants had already broken through the hard, crusty ground of winter and were beginning to blossom. While spring wrestled with winter, the Crocus flower was already becoming strong — a harbinger of the new vibrant life that would soon be all around us. As I carefully cleared away the remaining leaves, I began wondering this: “If a Crocus could communicate, what could it teach us about renewal?” Here is lesson four of five I will be revealing throughout the week:
Lesson # 4: How would you feel if you truly understood that this day IS the first day of the rest of your life? Would you enjoy it with full freshness? Imagine living from moment to moment, and loving each precious experience that the moment brings. Certainly, in this state of mind, we’d not allow past habits to hamper our playful responses to the newness that unfolds. I believe that the Crocus is a wonderful model for living one moment at a time, with no thought for the future unfolding. The fourth lesson is this: never rob yourself of a blossoming moment!
It’s good to know that nature is always sending unassuming, ordinary gurus our way to offer us the perfect lesson that we need in the moment in order to grow. You would be amazed at how the daily pressures of life will fade when you learn to live more like a Crocus. The whole of existence is in a wonderful unfolding dance — learn to relax and enjoy the dance!
Be sure to check out my latest feature in the Huffington Post: