Spring Emerges

Witnessing the emergence of spring and the gradual letting go of winter is exciting and subtle all at once. Take time to tune into the sights and sounds of the season, the emerging light, the melting of ice and snow, the sun’s warmth on your body, the animal activity and invite the pleasure of being in the moment to witness the small stirrings of the new season. March invites us to take time to attend to our own stirrings of energy within.  In yoga and meditation practice, we take the time to attend to our own inner stirrings, listening to our own creative stirrings and the yearnings to be outdoors and active and alive in the world!

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Spring by Mary Oliver:

Somewhere / a black bear / has just risen from sleep /and is staring

down the mountain. / All night /in the brisk and shallow restlessness /of early spring

I think of her, / her four black fists / flicking the gravel / her tongue

like a red fire / touching the grass, / the cold water. / There is only one question:

how to love this world. / I think of her / rising/ like a black and leafy ledge

to sharpen her claws against / the silence/ of the trees./ Whatever else

my life is/ with its poems/ and its music/ and its cities,

it is also this dazzling darkness/ coming  /down the mountain,/ breathing and tasting;

all day I think of her / her white teeth,/ her wordlessness,/ her perfect love.

 

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