New Year ideas: surround yourself in green

Posted on January 4th, 2011

Over the next week or two I’ll post some reflections for a fresh start.

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This one is from DailyOm about the colour green. I’ll extract it in part.

Green is a combination of the colors yellow and blue, … Blue exudes calm and peace, while yellow radiates liveliness and high levels of energy. As a marriage between these two very different colors, green is a unifier of opposites, offering both the excitement of yellow and the tranquility of blue. It energizes blue‚s passivity and soothes yellow‚s intensity, inspiring us to be both active and peaceful at the same time.

Green is one of the reasons that spring instigates so much excitement and activity…. In this way, green invites us to shed our layers and open ourselves to the outside world, not in a frantic way but with an easygoing excitement that draws us outside just to sniff the spring air. Unlike almost any other color, green seems to have its own smell, an intoxicating combination of sun and sky˜earthy, bright, and clean. In the best-case scenario, it stops us in our tracks and reminds us to appreciate the great experience of simply being alive.

Green balances our energy so that in looking at it we feel confident that growth is inevitable. It also gives us the energy to contribute to the process of growth, to nurture ourselves appropriately, without becoming overly attached to our part in the process. Green reminds us to let go and let nature do her work, while at the same time giving us the energy to do our own.

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  • Heather

    I have always felt that the colours surrounding me in my environment have a significant effect on me, and no wonder my favourite colour is green! I love learning about the impact different colours have on us.

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    Sarah

    Sarah WilsonSarah Reply:

    hmmm, Heather, might do a post on this…

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    Heather Reply:

    Please do Sarah, I would love that! I’m a big believer in the effects of colours on us…both in our environment and what we wear. I’m looking forward to it!

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    Sarah

    Sarah WilsonSarah Reply:

    will post something on this next week!

  • Heather

    Yay!! I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for letting me know! x

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