As we watch the turning of the seasons from the quiet death of winter to the tender awakening of spring growth, these natural cycles remind us of the need for our own rebirth.
"We have difficulties, but out of difficulties comes a rebirth, a renaissance."
The challenges of life can push us into a quiet winter of the soul where it feels like our passions have retreated into hibernation or we've gotten hopelessly off track. The fresh, green spring is an ideal time to assess, shake off our stupor and awaken to hope of a fresh beginning.
We can stimulate internal rebirth through external practices. Change, redecorate or repurpose a room in your house to accommodate a new interest. Read a book on spirituality or self improvement. Work in your garden, brighten your color or change your cut, meditate. Choose something that makes you feel right, peaceful, renewed. And never stop believing that change and rebirth are possible.