Whilst out walking today I contemplated the daffodils. How they wait until the soil warms up and then sprout, flower and bring a little bit of yellow joy to nature.
The daffodil is such an amazing plant, A dormant bulb into the bright joy in spring. I think they are my favourite flower – just for the joy they bring after a dark winter and the thought and prospect of spring and summer. Have you ever thought deeply about them… let me take you on a mindful journey…
How amazing are daffodils – that tiny bulb and its roots lays dormant in the ground for about 9 months, then when the sun starts to warm the earth the stem starts to grow. Using just its own energy and water from the soil around it, it grows into a plant a foot tall (35cm?!) with leaves and a sturdy stem. Then it buds into a huge yellow flower with a trumpet shape, often different colour to the main petals. Stunning! It brings such happiness and joy after the dark winter, yellow for joy! It cheers people up for a few weeks, whilst the leaves are photosynthesizing and building the bulb’s energy up, before it goes dormant again for another 9 months. How amazing are these plants?
Thinking about this plant has taught me a lot, we all have energy within us, that we can use for positive – to bloom – but we need to recharge ourselves in order to continue the cycle.
Nature is just awesome!
Why have I shared this basic nature review? – Because we need to fill our own energy levels up before we can bloom, plus its OK to be dormant and quiet for months.
I feel personally I’ve been hibernating and am finally ready to come out and share my thoughts and ideas (and tools!)