Under the winter sun, beneath the cold, hardened ground, spring is already hard at work, getting ready, ready, ready to grow.
It is our responsibility to stay present to the lessons and possibilities of the current season while also preparing for the one that is to come.
“Winter” officially began just one week ago and reminds us to come back to ourselves, to conserve, to evaluate. It is an active rest, not a stagnant one.
The roots of the trees are busily storing water and nutrients for what’s to come. If not, there is no spring.
DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world. Connect with him on Twitter at @berrydavid.