Are you gentle with yourself?
I went for a walk even though it was freezing cold and gloomy outside. I just couldn't be cooped up any longer. The cool winter air was refreshing and to my surprise the park was abuzz with all kinds of animal activity. I guess they didn't get the memo either. I realized that although it may seem like life has halted it never truly stops completely. There still is live even in the microscopic workings of the universe. Just because you are experiencing your winter does not mean you are not alive or progressing in any way. Plants that appear dead at first glance are thriving underneath in the ground below. Even under the thick blanket of snow life is waiting, slumbering. Patiently preparing and morphing like a pupae in a cocoon. So what was the moral of the story for me? Maybe I need to be more gentle with myself and accept the natural ebb and flow of the universe. Pushing against it will only proof to be frustrating every single time. And maybe just because I am not actively doing does not mean that I am not being productive. Does that sound familiar? Do you need to be more gentle with yourself?