I struggled for a long time with meditation. Sitting still in mindfulness never came naturally to me. I tend to be a fidgeter, and I like to keep in motion. While over time I have gradually developed the discipline to sit in stillness, and to fight back intrusive thoughts, I still find motion to be more soothing and more conducive to entering a meditative state. For that reason, I have naturally gravitated toward walking meditations as a form of developing mindfulness.
- With the spring equinox, the powers of light and dark are brought into a temporary state of equilibrium. Here in the northern hemisphere, the darkness of night is slowly vanquished through the steady increase of daylight. In response to the growing light and the gradual increase in temperature, an exciting process of renewal unfolds. Rosy buds form at the tip of bare cherry and plum twigs and within days explode into riotous color.