Spring is on its way.
Although I love all the seasons, winter has a special place in my heart….
After the excitement of summer and all the work of fall with it's harvest, winter beckons us to sit down.
It asks us to relax a bit, to get cozy in front of a fire, to read a good book or bake some bread. It is quieter than the other seasons and for me, it carries with it a blanket of peacefulness. I especially enjoy the quiet of a snowstorm at night. Outside it's cold, and there's a lovely silence. The snow has forced everyone to stay home. You step outside from the warmth inside and take a breath. At first the cold air is startling. If you close your eyes and begin to follow your breath, it brings with it a calming quality to the mind. Thoughts slow down and the silence permeates your sense of Being.
The only sound is the gently falling snow.
The mind rests.
It's here that it finds Serenity.