Several years ago after having experienced some hairpin curves in my life, I set about rediscovering parts of me I had forgotten. There was the part of me that loved art but had been stuffed in the closet. There was the part of me that loved sitting quietly to read without feeling like I should be “doing something.”
And then there was the part of me that is the real Self…the spiritual self…that had been buried and almost forgotten because I was so wrapped up in the world. The world controlled by our fears of lack and the judgement of others that drives us into a daily frenzy to earn and acquire but ultimately leads to the destruction of our self worth. It is the very hairpin curves of life that often reveal to us the very true things–the only real things–with which we have lost touch.
Why am I writing about my life spiritually on a garden and home blog? Because it is in the observation of everyday events in the garden that I am reminded about and experience the greatness of the Universe. The Universe of which I (and you and every living thing) am a part of.
As winter begins to fade away and spring comes upon us, I relish in the new life that seems to magically appear before our very eyes. It is a reminder that the life force–God, Allah, the Universe, the Force or whatever name you choose to give it–is so very powerful and beautiful beyond measure.
Outside and in the garden I am reminded of the only time that exists…that very moment. I am reminded that every moment is new and constantly changing and will never exist again. And to be too busy to notice or to even recognize it is a travesty. Beauty is in all things. What if we all just slowed down and stopped to recognize and actually feel the beauty before us.
So as you go about your lives, stop to see the beauty in the weeds, in the faces of those we often look down on, and in the eyes of the creatures with whom we share this earth. Every single living thing is a beautiful part of this life force.