The air is very cold and the skies have been gray, dropping rain and snow on our heads. The ground usually solid and secure, has become a fluid, icy surface. Snow sits atop our vehicles and requires extra effort to make them ready to travel. Perhaps it takes longer to get to work, or weekend plans are canceled.
We can choose to respond in many ways.
Although we recognize the hazards and the inconveniences of the season, we are not required to feel miserable.
Breathing in I notice my body’s response to the cold.
Breathing out I take good care of my body and intend to dress warmly.
Breathing in I am aware of treacherous ice on the ground.
Breathing out I am mindful of my step.
As I move through my winter day, if my discomfort or concerns are held safe and warm in compassionate arms,I can be free to be refreshed by the chilly air.
I can glory in the bare magnolia tree in my yard. The crotches of its uplifted branches, filled with snow.
Breathing in I feel the sap at the warm heart of the tree. I share its strength and the miracle of its survival through the frigid season. My fingers and toes begin to tingle as I share this life energy, with a tree. I become aware of the elegant bare branches, lifting their long arms and fingers upward to invite the golden winter sun. How much more gorgeous is the sunlight after days of blanketing gray...
Breathing in I am grateful for winter.
Breathing out: How wonderful to be alive!
May this information benefit you, those you love, and all sentient beings, everywhere.
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