Springtime. Things beginning to grow. Release from cabin fever. This is when it’s a great time to explore new ideas and see what might grow. What seeds have you planted? Have all of them germinated or did some not sprout? That’s okay, that’s why we check.
What do you want to grow?
What will nourish this growth?
How can you best provide nourishment?
Nature, of course, does not water plants on a schedule or provide sunshine on a regular basis. Yet wild edibles persevere. Interesting that many wild edibles are weeds — plants which proliferate despite trying circumstances.
When your life is in balance, you are able to make constructive, healthy choices. External circumstances do not affect your internal state. Part of why weeds proliferate is because they grow towards what they need and adjust themselves when barriers arise.
Many clients ask me how they can reduce the stress in their lives. Usually it’s not a question of reducing stress but rather adjusting our attitude. Changing your perspective can work wonders. When you feel like there is too much stress and you’re worrying, consider what your problem might look like from another angle. And put yourself in another position.
Stand on a chair and ask yourself, what does the problem look like from here? Lie face down on the bed and ask, what does it look like from here? Get into your favorite yoga pose and consider which parts of your body are working? Which are stable? Which are twisted? How does this relate to your problem?
Part of you is stretching in a way that is useful — like a weed reaching towards the sun– and part of you is reaching in a way that is too much for you right now and is straining and draining. Reach for nourishment. Reach for the choices that will enable you to grow and be strong despite external circumstances.