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 the final lesson:
Lesson # 5: Just watching the elegant swiftness with which the Crocus reveals its hidden beauty, and smelling its sweet fragrance makes it apparent that the cosmic forces of the entire universe are on its side. These very same forces are also on your side! Accept this as fact, and in a flash, your life will become meaningful and satisfying in wonderfully new ways. The fifth and final lesson is this: everything in the universe has immense power to reach its full potential—we just need to recognize the seeds of growth that are waiting to burst forth within us.
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: