This week marks the beginning of of Lent, a 40-day period of penitence in the Christian tradition. In this season, our fasting becomes strength, our experience leads to wisdom and, in this way, our spiritual and psychological 'lead' can be transmuted into gold.During this season, no matter what your faith tradition, conditions in the cosmos, in nature and in your own human nature are ripe to support your inner journeying. So, I invite you to lean into this support. Spend time in silence. Listening, attending to your relationship with yourself. Spend time in nature. Listening. Looking. Noticing. Cultivate beauty - inside and around you. Notice (and respond to) invitations to shift old patterns of suffering into new patterns of engagement. Allow curiosity to bloom. Welcome change.Q1: Where is beauty calling for your attention? Lack of beauty is also a call from beauty - a reminder that something needs attention.) Q2: What opening is here, inviting you forward? An opening heart? An opening mind? The opening of a new path leading in a new direction?