It’s the middle of February 2017. The exuberance of the New Year and everything it forbode for change is now a distant memory. In six short weeks, the new has worn off every shiny resolution, fading quietly away from our consciousness like so much snow drifting on the midwestern plains. It is the bleek middle season…Winter.
It sneeks upon our good intentions like a thief, Winter does. It seemingly saps our resolve; remands our momentum; freezes our motivation. But wait…Winter abides in blinding, stinging glory; striving to reach us and teach us…how to grow in a dying season.
Spring, Summer, and Fall fill us with hope; Winter alone reminds us of the human condition. Mignon McLaughlin
So I think it wise, if we notice Winter still in our midst, perhaps we could this once choose gratefulness. Perhaps then we might notice the inperceptible magic of Winter’s gift: for our resolution, when allowed to rest, we notice the increase of it, not its diminishment. And the reduction of our momentum, is just a slowing of life’s pace, not a cessation of forwardness. And lastly, the freezing of our motivation for a while, perhaps is wrought so as to temper mind and body in preparation for Winter’s thaw.
Now do we perceive? Winter’s Momentum is like a retrofit to resync body and spirit. Beautiful Winter! You are a companion for solitary contemplation; for creatitive incubation and neogenesis of our soul. Let us plant ourselves deep under your covers of freezing rain and falling snow.