The depths of Winter is a good time to reflect in silence on what has happened in our lives so far this year and ask how do we want to wrap up the year before it ends. On the turn of the calendar to January 1 we begin to lay those new plans further out in our minds so they that can be ready to burst threw like new growth in the Spring.
Winter is the time when the earth lays fallow and farmers make their plans for the coming Spring plantings. The same with us. We also need a time to rest and plan. Winter has been known for millennium as this time. We lay fallow in our thoughts and reflect on the year to know where we stand before heading out anew in the coming year. It gives our spirit a time of rest and peace and allows for the true enjoyment and pleasure of the Holiday Seasons approaching.
We are like the earth. Our bodies are made up of the same elements as the earths. And like the soil whose actions grow the plants, our emotions and thoughts generate most of the actions we take in our lives. So it only makes sense for us to use the winter as a safe harbor, whenever possible, to refresh our mind, body and spirit. In so doing we too are then prepared for new growth and change in the coming year. The silence becomes the friend and guide to renew your life each year.
- Garden Reflections: A Fallow Season (heartseasecottage.typepad.com)
- Ideal walks for winter weather (yha.org.uk)
- Fallow Times (cicadinae.wordpress.com)
- Silence, Please. (davidhagerman.typepad.com)
- Wonders of Winter (tigmag.wordpress.com)
- Antisipation Of New Year (s3city.com)