Spring is at its prime and the hedgerows and the fields are at their most vibrant. The blackbirds are busily feeding their chicks and nature seems at its most active. After a long, cold winter how could one not be inspired? Suddenly the world around us is coming to life and as I drove around the country lanes today I was tempted to stop to look at the bluebells carpeting the woodlands. Sometimes, at times like these I am prompted by the lines of a favourite song or the words from a favourite guru. There is so much to be grateful for and so many heartfelt words that make my own heart sing. So today, I’d like to share with you some of my own words; some are taken from the inspiration of others, so maybe they are not totally mine, and yet, they are. All things come from little threads we pick up and blend into our own tapestry of life.
‘The bluebells made such a pool that the earth had become like water, and all the trees and bushes seemed to have grown out of the water.’
Do you sometimes make up your mind how things are going to go, worry about reactions of others or how they are going to respond to you?
‘Some days surprise you; people surprise you: sometimes in ways that you hadn’t expected and in ways that can spur you on. Remind yourself never to assume anything. All is well.’
Do you spend too much time worrying? Cast your cares aside, even if just for a moment. Start again tomorrow.
‘Put your thoughts to sleep; let them not cast a shadow over the moon. Drown them in a sea of love.’
Do you sometimes feel confused and wonder what life is all about for a moment, and then you catch the notes of a familiar well loved song playing on the radio or read some old notes you wrote long ago and all of a sudden, things fall into place again? You remember what is important to you. You feel like things are okay.
‘Look for signs from the Universe; open a favourite book at a random page and see what’s written there. Look out for your friendly robin; pick up a stray coin. Look at the abundance all around you.’
Make it your mission to spread love and kindness.
‘Reach out and say hello; reassure one another when times are fraught; be kind. Look for sunbeams shining through the clouds.’
It is easy to forget to look around when we are busy. But remember to stop and look at the small things. Really in life, it is the small things that are important.
‘ Remember too, when you are out and about – look up! It surprising what you miss when you focus on the ground – look at the pretty windows, the unusual architecture, the doves perched on their window ledges. See the sunlight filter through the tall trees in the morning and the stars twinkling in the inky blue sky at night.’
Walk in the sunshine. And if it rains tomorrow the fragrant flowers at your feet will be ever more beautiful.