Isn’t it amazing what a warm, sunny spring day can do for our spirit? After a long winter with more than one polar vortex, wind, snow and ice, we in Chicago are experiencing some spring days. Two in a row so far! I am grateful. In emails from friends, I am hearing “glorious”, “spectacular”, “motivating”, all words ascribed to our current weather. We notice and pay attention, to the bright sunshine, deep blue sky, and green on the trees.
Trees.I often talk about trees in Tai Chi class. We start class by visualizing legs and feet like a tree, growing roots deep into the earth.Trees actively bring up earth energy to grow, produce leaves, aid the environment. We aspire to be in sync with the rhythms of nature, to be more like a tree.
This brief time of blossoming is exciting, seeing the light green new leaves appear, just because they do, just because it is just the right moment to appear. The green color shimmers. The leaves take center stage, cover the dark branches. We are in a moment not to be missed. I felt the spring energy of this tree today, right on my city street in front of my condo building, in the process of sprouting leaves. Amazing to be still and watch, anticipate.
Pay attention. Look at the green flourishing all around. New beginnings, new life surrounds us and just maybe can seep into our being, lift our spirit and help us feel alive. Thank you, trees. We need you.