In the middle of winter, in the depths of the forest, the silence brings a sense of rest to the world. Blanketed in white fluffy snow that sparkles where the sun breaks through, It’s almost like the world around you has just been baptized–The world has been washed clean.
Winter has its own kind of magic to share with the world. In this season we find ourselves in need of more rest. Slowing down, moving inward (to our homes and our hearts), and allowing the world around us to fall quiet.
The rise in technology, our hustle culture, and the guilt of never doing enough (or is that just me?) takes away the magic of this season. But in our bones, we know, we should be doing less now. The days are shorter, our energy is less, and the idea of cuddling up on the couch next to the fireplace sounds like a dream.
While we all have things to get done and a life to keep moving forward, rest is so important. It doesn’t just allow our bodies to refuel on energy but gives our minds the space to discover new dreams or ways of thinking. While some say that staring off into space is a waste of time, artists from the ages would beg to differ.
So as we continue to move through Winter, now being halfway through it. What if you truly slowed down and embraced what this season had to offer? Rest, nourishment, and a baptism for your heart and soul.
When we let the blankets of snow wash over the land and make things new, we can picture winter doing the same for us. Building us a cozy cocoon so that come spring, we might just morph into something new and beautiful. Something that looks well-rested, nourished, and inspired.
That’s the magic of winter’s rest.