Spring is fast approaching — a season that reminds us how renewal is a natural part of life.
Trees will soon give life to new leaves. Grass will turn green. Colorful flowers will bloom.
Growth is hindered by the weight of external forces. The same goes for us: If we are weighed down by negative thoughts or people, it is impossible to grow into a state of peace.
We all strive to live free of stress and frustrations. It is a daily task to live in the moment; not focusing on the tomorrows or yesterdays, but staying light of heart and mind — allowing human experiences to take center stage.
Too often, we only take time with people and things we feel comfortable with. Rarely do we practice the art of coming out of our comfort zone to experience what life puts before us.
We learn new things every day, gaining knowledge that suits our immediate needs. But the universe also wants us to learn the lessons it gives. It might be a conversation with a stranger who we might otherwise quickly dismiss. Or a situation that we would otherwise avoid out of a resistance to getting involved.
Listening can open up a world of discovery. Discovering yourself is an ongoing task that evolves in time, revealing important truths about happiness, desire and motivation.
Life is happening every moment — and is begging us to join in.