“Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.” ― Robert Frost
I always loved the idea of looking at life as a blooming flower. A simple seed is planted and over the course of four seasons it grows into a beautiful and bright tulip, lily or field of lavender.
Each year the flowers look different as they bloom in after winter and into the spring. They sprout up in different places and always leave us as a mystery. Some years they don’t sprout up as we expected. We don’t blame the seeds, but rather look at our own planting and nurturing in a new light.
Just like flowers, people will sprout up in our life, but as the seasons come they will leave us. As we make peace with the impermanence and understand it’s here to guide us, not discourage us from pursuing our dreams and potential, we see impermanence with new eyes. We see the wonder it in. We see the potential for self-discovery.
We can’t control the growing cycle just like we can’t control the people who will bloom with us and pass away during the seasons. The beauty of impermanence is that there is always something new and interesting waiting for us.
Although we may feel alone, we’re never really alone. There’s always something or someone that life is pushing us to discover and explore. It wants and will open us up if we allow it to.
Life wants us to experience life to its fullest potential. It wants us to grow and bloom into the glorious person we are.
As I accept and embrace that I am a flower that is here to bloom I welcome the harsh winters because I know spring is always on it’s way. It always is. Winter gives me time to reflect and appreciate the spring and summer ahead. The winter gives me time to reflect and remind myself that everything is in the mist of restoring to prepare for the seasons in the coming months. This is the natural cycle of life and I must just let it be.
As we spend more time in nature, we appreciate its calm spirit and beauty that will always be different depending on the season. Seek out your blooming season and be open the impermanence it holds, the mystery of the unknown.