March 20, 2012
Today’s vernal equinox briefly bathes the planet in equal amounts of daylight and darkness. And with the shift (in the northern hemisphere) from dark dormancy into animated ambience surges an inner revival for growth and development.
In response to greater sunlight, internal pressures in the trees commence the rising of nutrient-laden sap from storage in the roots upward to fuel the new season’s growth spurt in the twigs.
Biologically, this is an ongoing riot of chemical reactions, motivity mechanisms, physiological changes, and vital exchanges with external resources that together produce the unfolding of buds and leaves, the development and ripening of its fruit, and all eventual successive generations.
It’s time for a growth check. Back yourself up against the wall or doorway—like you may have as an eager youngster—and inscribe a new level against your previous benchmark. What progress have you made since you last checked?
Psychologically, personal growth and development is a direct response to the amount of time spent in the light of new knowledge, building the internal pressure necessary to generate changes in our thinking, actions, and vital interactions with our external resources—that together produce the eruptions of newly developed talents, blossoming of new skills, a maturing of virtues, and an enduring impact on future generations.
Heed this brief missive of springtime revival from the woodlands. What possibilities are you growing?