Happy first day of spring! (For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, of course).
In the midst of all this, it occurred to me that you might be wondering why I’m making such a big deal about spring.
I mean, it’s great and everything, but why all the fuss?
Well, for me, the arrival of spring holds deep psychological meaning and far-reaching symbolism.
It reminds me, like nothing else does, of the essential call of self renewal: Emptying out. Letting go. Making space for what’s new and blossoming.
You could even say that self renewal (the act of renewing yourself) is at the core of the work I do with clients.
Now, the coolest thing is that an under-the-radar piece I wrote well over three years ago–Ten Qualities of Self Renewing Adults–has suddenly become popular. In it I pay homage to Frederic Hudson, whose work on adult development and self renewal hooked me many years ago.
Back then I said his list of qualities required for continuing self renewal was a gem. It still is, and I hope you get a chance to read it, right here.
And on this glorious first day of spring, I wish for you a life well-lived and a continuous flow of self renewal.
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