Spring arrived early. I don’t remember much hoopla about Groundhog Phil and his shadow, but I could tell by the daffodils that had sprouted in my garden and the songbird’s tune at the kitchen window. Studying Ayurveda offered me many things in personal health and healing but the one I least expected was that it awakened a living discourse with nature. I now view the seasons in a whole new light. Beyond just a transition in weather, these original markers of time carry with them the teachings of birth, life, death, and the essence of happiness itself, if you happen to be looking for it.
What spreads faster than a virus, is just as deadly and will make you totally sick and defeated? Negativity. Watch out because YOU just might catch the dreaded disease without even knowing it and while its festering deep within you instead of staying home trying desperately not to contaminate the rest of the world with the plague, you ride public transport, go to work, meet up for happy hour and spread the illness to everyone you meet until you've become Negative Nancy with an entourage of Debbie Downers and Pessimistic Pete's. And now you've got a group of very sick people with grey faces and frumpy clothing all saying, but morale is LOW. And nothing is working. And everything is just bad bad bad.
“A year from now you may wish you would have started today.” ~ Karen Lamb
My aunt went in for her yearly eye exam and the doctor said, “Well, it looks like you have a little pressure behind your eyes. Do you have high blood pressure?” She does. “How are your stress levels?” High and regular.