nature's enduring rhythms, the swell of seasonal change, is reassuring and even comforting. That's the sort of thing we try to recreate in our living situations, habits and patterns that are familiar. But too much habituation and the mind and heart become dull, stagnant. With that dullness an automatic response occurs to stir the sediment, everyone has their own way of doing this. Observation, recognition and acknowledgment are the application of practical Buddha Dhamma in this process. This allows a freedom to enjoy life, the joy of being.