Home > Blog Index >  It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again >

It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again

Sign of Spring - Photo by Marg Herder 

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” —Rachel Carson, Silent Spring 

“To everything -Turn, Turn, Turn. There is a season – Turn, Turn, Turn. A time to be born. A time to die. A time to plant. A time to reap … A time of love. A time of hate. A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late!”  —Pete Seeger (Turn, Turn, Turn lyrics)

Nature serves as a wonderful reminder of the world’s on-going renewal. Plants die away, brown leaves crumble and fall to the ground, and the sky casts a heavy, forlorn grey over a winter landscape. But soon, spring rains turn hard dry clay to mud and tiny green shoots reappear with the warmth of the sun. If nature teaches us anything, it is the possibilities for continual rejuvenation.

The same can be true of our lives. Each morning, we rise. We greet the day. And we begin again. We are not the same person we were the day before.

We are always evolving.

With infinite expansion, our lives traverse the challenges of school, parents, relationships, child rearing, jobs, accidents, addictions, illnesses, and loss. Nothing remains static. Every day we experience a million small good-byes and a million new births. The Universe is forever nudging us toward growth: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

As we encounter innovative ideas through reading interesting articles, listening to friends, and conversing with strangers, we change. As we look into the eyes of a newborn or sit with someone who is dying, we change. Even on our deathbed, we may still be learning: How to forgive. How to make amends. How to say good-bye. How to love.

What is it that you need to release or let die? What new occurrence in your life craves nourishment? What in your inner world is yearning for birth today?

In each moment, life is swirling and dancing around us. Open your heart to celebrate. Open your heart to mourn. Then open your heart to celebrate, once again.

 

In joy & gratitude, 

Diana Ensign

 

  

Upcoming Event

Spiritual Wellness

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 10:30-11:30 am

Oaklandon UU Church
6450 Oaklandon Rd
Indianapolis IN 46236-2988
317-823-4761 (voicemail)
www.oaklandonuu.org

Diana Ensign kicks off Oaklandon UU’s month-long series on health with “Spiritual wellness and the tools that help us maintain peace, calm, and inner balance.” Special music by cellist Anna Efroymson.

 

Get new posts in your email inbox!

Click here to get email updates.  Sign up and receive future blog posts in your email inbox.

Heart Guide

Traveling Spirit

2017-07-21T14:34:50+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Categories: Daily Living|Tags: , , |4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. William Gulde March 31, 2016 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Beautiful, Diana

    • Diana
      Diana March 31, 2016 at 11:39 pm - Reply

      Thank you Bill (means a lot coming from a gifted writer such as yourself!)
      : )

  2. Charlie April 2, 2016 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    I agree…each day God offers us the “reset button” and surely, many times I have needed it…blessings to you!

    • Diana
      Diana April 3, 2016 at 11:41 pm - Reply

      A reset button as needed! (Yes!!) Thank you! : )

Leave A Comment