Ah! Fall equinox. I tend to view it as the midpoint of coming down from a wonderful event(summer,party) where we know that we are unable to as humans, sustain the high for a long period of time. In the coming down of things, the reflection of joy of the party is what we take away and prepare ourselves for those memories to help us through the next phase. A reflection of growth in our accomplishments and our desire to do it again in the future.
Often at the end of a special event, we say ‘we must do this again’ and that plants a seed for re-entering that state of bliss. Most of us attach positive uplifting meaning to those events and that is personal growth in a positive way. It embeds the process of joy in our mind for recall later. It is these events that can help us when we begin to enter the winter of our time that for most becomes the struggle. The great thing about coming down and reflecting on the joy we shared is that now those happy occasions can become our greatest ally in the winter days. We only need to reflect back on the feeling of the party to give ourselves that extra push to carry on.
The fall of the year is the time in our society where the education system kicks in throughout North America and other continents. A renewal of growth in knowledge that will sustain us in life. For some it is not exciting since the forced process is resisted and the focus is on doing something we would rather not. For others it is a great time to get on with learning more, the ability to expand and stretch those cerebral muscles. It is also a time of renewed energy in the workplace having had the opportunity to feel free by shedding extra clothing, doing things we enjoy in the summer that we are unable to do in winter. It affords us the opportunity to try new things and set new objectives in our careers utilizing this renewed energy to sustain us until spring.
Much of the way we feel about the season is the meaning we attach to it. Are we energized to create new enjoyable opportunities or are we focused on the winter and what we don’t want(the norm for many). We get to choose how we feel about whatever season we come into. The choice of finding opportunities or dreading what is coming!
Let me know how you are viewing the fall!
Until next time….