“It is winter in Narnia, and it has been for ever so long...” --Mr. Tumnus
In C.S. Lewis’, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, a young girl, Lucy, wanders through a magical wardrobe and into another world. She meets one of its inhabitants, Mr. Tumnus, who informs her that a witch has cursed the land with perpetual winter.
Colorless and cold, Narnia’s climate is cheerless, and its residents are weary of the dreary weather. They have endured years of sub-freezing temperatures without ever being able to enjoy the sunny thaw of spring. Day after day, they awake to the same thing: a bleak, grey world covered in a thick coat of icy snow.
Many people are stuck living in a Narnia-like world where everything colorful has vanished. Like green grass trapped beneath the snow, their passion and sense of purpose have gotten buried under layers of obligation and the drudgery of daily routine.
All people experience seasons when life gets insanely busy, and during which it seems as if extra last drop of energy is needed just to survive. However, it’s not natural for these seasons to become a permanent way of life. After winter must come spring. People need times of renewal and growth.
How can you trigger a climate change from 'winter to springtime' in your life?
adapted from Leadership Wired Blog on April 14, 2014 by The John Maxwell Company