You know the movie. "Phil" kept waking up and it was the same day over and over again. Ya know - same old, same old.
And what was one of the first things he did when he realized that it could be a good thing? He ate! And ate and ate!
But pretty soon he realized that it was not all he thought it would be. In fact, he was miserable. Until he learned how to get along. Then everything changed. A blessing or a curse, depending on how you look at it.
The legend of the Groundhog is this: He comes out of his hole, and if he sees his shadow, there will be 6 more weeks of winter.
Why? That's the part that no one can tell you is always "why."
Here's my take on it. Very simply it is this. Only a body can make a shadow.
If you come out of your little cozy hole, and look around and see your own shadow, you will have a long, cold, biting winter. You might even say frozen, harsh, miserable.
However, if you come out, and disregard the shadow that your own body makes, and realize that you are more than a body - so much more - then you are finally free!
I have a car, but I am not a car. I have a dog, but I am not a dog. You know, that old chestnut!
I have a body, but I am not a body.
So let it be as cold as it may. It can still be pleasant. A winter wonderland!
A blessing or a curse. Depends on how you look at it!