the llama blog
practicing yoga off the mat.
In the fall, I planted over 75 different types of tulips and daffodil bulbs. I tucked these bulbs into the dark fertilized soil and covered them with an extra layer of hay to stay warm during the long, cold winter ahead. These bulbs have been storing up nutrients and energy. They have been preparing for a journey that they do not even know.
As spring begins and the temperature rises, these bulbs will begin to crack open and grow towards the surface. Out of darkness and into the light, they show courage and faith in a process they are not yet sure of. I’m not sure a tulip knows it will become a tulip and a daffodil a daffodil, but both know their journey begins from a single bulb and doesn’t end until they reach the sky.
The kind of faith amazes me. There is no fear. There is no holding back. Seeds show us how bravely we can live our own lives even when the path is unseen. While our sad heart could never imagine being in love again or our mind feeling at peace, the path is there. We can boldly step into the path and allow the sun to light the way.
What is budding to the surface in your life? Blossom with courage and love.