Cyclamen are blooming outdoors in Dublin and London where the temperature is in 40s most winter days. Cyclamen like it cool.
Mindfulness cools our over-worked minds; mindfulness cools our over-wrought emotions.
We've heard, and perhaps we know from experience, that cool heads prevail over hotheads.
A cool mind has the capability of thinking things through. A cool, calm mind is good in emergency situations. A hothead sees one possibility; a hothead charges ahead.
Let's take the cyclamen as our reminder to stay cool and keep our minds cool in these troubling times.