Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. Gustav Mahler.
Spring is in the air:
These were my thoughts this morning, and I hope you like the image I chose to go with the quotation. Nothing says spring to me like tree blossom and blue tits. The changes of the seasons can have a real feeling of impetus to them. I know I always feel the pull to “coorie down” (like the Danish word hygge) with the coming of Winter or the push to spring into action with the first shoots of Spring!
Our house mind:
The Mahler quote got me thinking about the idea of staying in the house, and what other meaning it can have. Many of us can also be guilty of staying put in the house of our mind, and not just through the dark seasons of the year. We can become so comfortable with our thoughts, opinions and habits that they end up imprisoning us, don’t you think? This inertia can make us inflexible, polarised, stuck. The windows of our mind house become dusty, so that we never look outside of ourselves, never seek other ways of being or thinking. It’s us and them (and we’re always right in our house mind). So this Spring, I’ll be doing a physical spring clean of my home and also of my house mind. It’s okay to change our opinions; it’s great to clean the windows and see all the good in the world; it’s wonderful to dust ourselves off and seek out new opinions, new positive role-models, and rediscover who we really are.
Many blessings for a wonderful Spring day! If you’re able, get out there and breathe the air deeply again. Much love, Anita.🌼😁