Whether you welcome autumn with gratitude or apprehension…here is a reminder of why you should embrace it in all its richness.
1.It is important to take stock. Autumn is a time of harvest. Of recognizing real value and putting things into perspective.
We are so used to being busy and efficient, that we tend to lose sight of the meaning of it all. Autumn invites us to stop and reflect – so we can better understand where we are going and why we have chosen the path we are on.
Autumn invites us to put things into perspective. And perspective is always powerful. Slowing down, stopping to take in our achievements and learn from our failures enriches us and makes us wiser. Autumn reminds us that life is all about learning, experience and enrichment.
2.Go within to embrace the richness and complexity of life . The freshness of spring and the exuberance of summer leave place to the elegant nuances and the serene wisdom of autumn.
Look around: autumn is a season of nuances, of layers, depth and abundance. Autumn is a time of going inwards to rediscover and reconnect with that authenticity that is the opposite of showing off and pretending. It is a time of getting to know and appreciate yourself for who you are. With reflection comes deeper understanding of self and of life, of our human nature, of what drives us and what fulfils us.
Autumn may be melancholic but it does not need to be…gloomy. Urgency is replaced by perspective; enthusiasm by temperance; superficiality by substance; impatience by compassion.
Autumn is a time of wisdom.
3. Let autumn inspire you to transform.
Shorter days and a dramatic change in scenery can make one feel a bit under the weather…But if you pay attention you will see that underneath it all there is another important lesson that autumn is teaching us. Everything changes. Everything transforms. The promising spring buds have developed into beautiful flowers and then the trees have borne fruit. The fruit will be used to nurture more life and the seeds are returning to the ground. Nothing is lost in nature. The cycle of life continues unperturbed.
To be alive is to undergo change. You too are part of this cycle of constant transformation. The sooner you learn to embrace it, appreciate it and use it to your advantage, the better.
Autumn brings change back into focus. It teaches us that change is not only inevitable, but liberating. Instead of resisting change and have life taking you by surprise, welcome change – initiate it – participate in it and enjoy the benefits. Take this opportunity to shed the old you, reassess your beliefs and your dreams and work with life to create the future you want.
Despite what we may think, autumn is a time of promise. A time of going back to the essence – and saw the seeds for what is to come.
So …welcome autumn and learn from it!
Take stock regularly – put things into perspective.Find time to go inwards – embrace the richness of every experience.
And then allow yourself to change and transform, constantly.
With grace, wisdom and gratitude.