It’s at this time of year that there is an inbuilt urge to ‘hibernate’. The foods we eat are more stodgy and filling, and in the evenings, we find it so much easier to sit at home, probably in front of a warming fire, covered with large, chunky sweaters and socks!
There is nothing wrong with ‘hibernating’ as long as we don’t let it infiltrate every area of our lives. This natural urge to ‘hibernate’ can find us ‘isolating’ ourselves from others. It is at this time that we need to make more effort to continue in relationship with others. We were built for relationship.
Also, winter is usually a time of rest for nature, but for many animals it is a time of survival until spring. Humans can be the same. Winter is grey, dismal and depressing for many. We endure winter, looking forward to spring when we can prepare for warmer and fun times ahead. However, winter can be a time of preparation.
So, what are you hoping for next year? Is it a dream or a vision for yourself? Remember, a vision is where active steps are taken to bring it about; a dream does not involve activity. Change your dream into a vision today by taking steps during this winter to bring it about. Then when spring comes, you have already walked the first steps.
May your dreams become visions which become reality.