Spring Is Sprung

Despite the gloomy weather and our difficult family situation, it is so heart warming to see the green shoots of Spring.

Of course, in Buddhist terms, Spring is the first chapter in the year’s Wheel of Life. The reincarnation of nature, following the apparent demise of trees, flowers and shrubs over the Winter months.

In the same way we all expect day to follow night and Spring to follow Winter, our rebirth follows the death of our earthly bodies. Exactly the same way plants use Winter to build their reserves for the Spring, so we use death to recharge our souls ready for rebirth.

It is a time of lengthening days, warmer sunshine and the emergence of banks of daffodils  and other Spring flowers.

Catkins

This photo was taken today, just outside our office, of a a collection of catkins, bright against the dark Winter foliage of brambles around the base of an old Holly tree.

The Wheel of Life continues to turn, today, tomorrow and for Eternity.

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