The April Snowstorm

Apr 22, 2021


Spiritual awakening is the difficult process whereby the increasing realisation that everything is as wrong as it can be flips suddenly into the realisation that everything is as right is it can be. Or better, everything is as it can be.      

Alan Watts

Yep, it's white again here. The fireplace is back on. My feed is filled with virtual sighs and complaints from my fellow Quebecers.

This is nothing new for us, though. In fact, it's to be expected. It almost always snows in Quebec in April. 

The weather is something so obviously beyond our capacity to influence, why even give it a second thought? And, yet, we (and I include myself here) do.

Why do we spend time and energy wishing it would be different when we know it's futile?

I could give you a long and analytical answer, but it wouldn't necessarily changes things. It certainly wouldn't make Spring magically reappear.

Instead, I'd like to offer an alternative approach:

Why not respond to what is by focusing on what we can control such as how we dress to stay warm?

Why not build an inner steadiness so as to minimize the way the weather affects us?

Rather than wishing for things to be different when different is impossible, why not focus instead on what is possible? 



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