I have long been a lover of Nature. By “Nature,” I mean more than the beauty of a sunset or the clouds rolling in the sky with no apparent agenda or destination other than simply sharing their beauty. Nature fascinates me with its seasons, its constant dynamic change, its continual spatial flow compared to our often linear illusory belief that life is static, objective, and defined by our individual destinations and separateness. It is Nature’s connectedness, its unity that helps me remember we are part of a community and not isolated, separate individuals.
A few times every year, the Prism Group team pauses from the daily hustle and spends a few hours sharing and reflecting on our roles at home, at work, and within the broader community. We let a theme or focus drive our discussions. This year’s focus is the short phrase “room for maybe.” Much of what we read, hear, watch, and experience is framed by boundaries and lines that seem so permanent and fixed. Static barriers that often make life seem stilted and tiring. No room for maybe, no room for possibility and flexibility.
March is Nature’s reminder that new life is but a bud away. Soon our days will be longer and warmer, and birds and bees will be singing and buzzing reminding us that despite the bleakness of winter and its freezes, March maybe is about to blossom. And March reminds us at Prism, there is always room for maybe, if we’ll only stop long enough to look and listen to the new ways of being and living.
But a mindset of “room for maybe” won’t happen as long as we lock our minds and spirits in the daily barrage of boundaries built on certainty.
Give March a chance to remind you that there is always “room for maybe” in life. Take a few minutes and glance at what Nature is about. We all need a little more “room for maybe.” And maybe March can be the beginning of that space for you!