Welcome to April at Tranquil Space. Spring has officially sprung and the cherry blossoms are not far behind. I’m ready for blooming trees, peonies, open windows, yoga on the deck, planting impatiens, and chirping birds. These are just a few of the many things j’adore about this time of the year.
When I contemplate how I want to be this spring (lord knows I already have the to-do list), I’m reminded of this great article I came across via NPR. I love this, “the bottom line seems to be that we know too much, understand too little and we are way too scared of what we might be missing.” Does this resonate?
This brings to mind another insightful article from The New York Times, The Busy Trap. The author writes, “busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day.” Hmmmm.
As we move into this season focused on blooming, I encourage you to take time to reflect on how you want to bloom. For me, I’m hoping for deeper listening, full-bodied experiences, and more being. What comes up for you?
I’m full of excitement as I come to the finish line (5 weeks, but who’s counting?) of my part-time social work internship and master’s in social work studies. My past many months have been very focused on studying mindfulness (come hear my complimentary talk about it tonight at 7pm at Tranquil Space Dupont). The blending of yoga, mindfulness, and social work feels like a well-rounded toolkit for serving others.
I hope to see you tonight, on the mat at my weekly yoga + meditation classes, on an upcoming retreat, or in the “Mindfulness: Tranquility Within” e-course releasing Sunday. Wishing you a beautiful day filled with dreams of blooming into being. Namaste.
Kimberly Wilson, Founder + Creative Director
Spring Tranquility du Jour love note (complete with a Tranquility Mixtape)