February 22 - Welcome to a Week Focused on Cycles
The word cycle comes from Latin and Greek roots, both meaning circle. Cycles can generally be characterized by things that come full circle.
So far this month, we looked closely at the quality of light at different hours of the day and at the seasons of the year. Both of these can be characterized as cycles. One comes full circle every 24 hours while the other occurs over the course of a full year.
When we explored color, we explored color relationships and had the chance to create a color wheel. In mixing colors, the colors come full circle as well. We move through the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and back to red again.
In the natural world, there are many cycles. These range from the immediacy of the cycle of a single breath to the rock cycle that occurs over hundreds and thousands of years. Noticing cycles in our environment is another way to deepen attention and connection.
Today, I invite you to think about cycles in your life and world.