This post is part of Your Body, Your Mind’s “Monthly Meditation” series, designed to provide readers with an idea or thought to meditate on during the month.
We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief: March 20, 2014 marks the official first day of spring.
However, it’s likely the weather won’t suddenly turn hot; nor will the cold continue to cut at us. There’ll still be little reminders of the ice and snow we’ve (almost) left behind, but there’ll also be a lot more help from the sun.
I’ve always viewed spring as a transitional season. It’s no longer winter, but it’s not quite summer. The holiday season is over, but we’re not ready for vacations. All manner of flora and fauna begin to bud and awaken, but still it takes some of us a little while to really get the party started.
This rings true for certain transitional periods in our lives, doesn’t it? That summer between high school and college; that week or two between college and your first real job. The time between an engagement and a marriage, a pregnancy and a delivery, an illness and a death. Our lives are full of transitional periods, where — like Dickens alludes — you might see one around the corner, but you can still feel the other just behind your shoulder.
Think of a time when a transitional period played a huge role in your life. Was it job related? School? Romance? Were you trying to reinvent yourself?
How did you deal with the transition? Were you accepting and maybe even eager, or was it something you weren’t looking forward to (and maybe still regret)?
Share your story of a transitional time in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!
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