It’s almost spring! Snow is melting, and flowers are starting to show signs of coming back. Spring is an exciting time for all of us. It signifies new life, rebirth, and hope. It also gives us longer days and more sunlight. The energy of spring is tangible, and, according to motivational speaker, author, and martial artist Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim, also useful. She says that we can channel the power of spring to serve us in our goals and daily lives.
Each season, there is a subtle shift in the energy around us. You’ve probably noticed that everyone’s energy level seems lower in the winter, and seems to revive when the spring comes. For Dr. Tae Yun Kim, winter is a time for reflection and restoration. She likes to encourage her students to spend time in the winter restoring their energy for more hectic months to come. It is a good time for goal setting for the coming year, connection with loved ones, and assessing your own health and mental state. In the spring, she says, that rest and reflection turns into energy and momentum.
The spring begins with the spring equinox. This year, the spring equinox is on Wednesday, March 20. Dr. Tae Yun Kim likes to mark the spring equinox with a small celebration of the coming season. Then, she begins to focus on ways to use the positive energy around her to move forward in her life. To master the energy of spring, think about positive ways that you can use the new energy at your disposal. If you are open and receptive to spring’s energy, it will move you forward in ways that might surprise you. Have you been waiting for the right time to start a new hobby or make a career move? Do you need extra motivation to take a trip or begin a project? Spring is a great time to start.
Dr. Tae Yum Kim recommends that you set specific goals for spring, since its energy can sometimes get out of hand. After a long, quiet winter, it can be tempting to take on too much and scatter your energy rather than focus. This spring, make sure you are using your energy to move forward, rather than moving in circles or in many directions at once.