Winter is almost here in the Northern Hemisphere, creeping in with it’s frosty mornings and sharp, icy winds. The harvest is winding down, with it’s bounty gathered and stored. The trees are almost bare, their dark silhouettes looking so stark against the watery sky. It’s a time of turning inward, of hibernation and comforting soul seeking. While many dread the dark, cold days of winter, I find myself giving thanks for them. For this time of quiet, of reflection, of peace. It’s a time when the pace of life naturally slows, and it’s a time to pause and take stock of all that has happened in the last cycle of planting and harvest, of seed and gathering. It’s a time to enjoy the bounty you’ve reaped, to see more clearly what you may need to grow more or less of next season. This applies even if you are not, in fact, a literal farmer or gardener, because you are the gardener of your life, the overseer and it’s up to you to plant, learn, and harvest as your life grows. Think of this winter season not as a time of cold darkness, but rather, as a time of cozy, inner enjoyment. A time when you can slow yourself down and appreciate what you have and know that you have the ability to create what you need. Life is a beautiful thing filled with cycles that make perfect, ideal sense. Learn, teach, enjoy, repeat. Live.
Namaste ~ Ella
~ Monday Mantras are positive words of wisdom, insight and joy to add a bit of cheer to the start of your week and any day you need a bit of a pick-me-up! For even more inspiration please check out my Monday Mantras Pinterest Board and my Quote-spirational Board!