Spring hope

SpringIt was an incredibly wintry start to Spring last week! And I am so surprised to see how resilient the Spring bulbs are. Despite the cold, wind and snow, some are actually blooming while others are at least poking their heads up out of the earth. And snowdrops seem to stand small but tall whatever!

Spring is the season of new life, new beginnings. There is hope in the bulb about to burst forth, the sound of bird song, the brighter evenings, the touch of the sun. Take time to notice. Take time to enjoy.

Nature’s seasons can sometimes be a mirror for our internal seasons. Just as we see hope in nature, we can nurture hopes in our lives, in the lives of those we love, and the world in which we live.

Take time to notice the hope in creation and also take time to notice your own hopes. And as you notice your hopes, think about how you might nurture them. Is there something you can do today to help realise one of your hopes for the future?

This is Mindful Monday on 5 March 2018. Join us for an evening of mindfulness in Cheltenham on Monday 12 March, 7.30-9 pm.