The Hope of Spring

Susan Brumbaugh
4 min readMay 9, 2021

Coming out of hibernation

Photo by Lina Trochez on Unsplash

Springtime can be such a hopeful time of year. With things beginning to grow and bloom, it evokes a sense of possibility. If we can get beyond the difficulties of springtime (hello allergies!), we can reflect on what the season of spring means and how we can generate a sense of hope in our lives.

I’m a licensed mental health counselor who enjoys sharing mindful meditations and information about mindfulness. Below is a transcript of a meditation I led on this topic, and at the end of the article, you’ll find a link to the meditation video. In this meditation, we are focusing on the concept of hope and the hope that is available through the coming of spring.

Meditation Transcript

Let’s begin by taking a nice deep breath in, and just really feel that that air filling our lungs, and we can begin to stretch or move or do whatever we like to get into whatever position we’d like to occupy for today’s meditation.

If you’re sitting, you can move into an upright, uplifted posture with both feet on the floor so that you can feel the ground and feel that anchoring. If you’re lying down, just allow the floor to fully support your weight and completely let go. You can close your eyes if that is comfortable for you but it’s fine to have them open as well.



Susan Brumbaugh

Susan Brumbaugh is a criminal justice researcher who telecommutes, a licensed counselor, a mindfulness meditation practitioner, and a perpetual learner.