Autumn is a time of poignancy and beauty. Experiencing leaves turning vibrant colors, then shriveling and crinkling noisily underfoot, we are reminded of ever-present change and ultimately loss.
Letting go of the abundance of a summer’s harvest, this is a perfec
t time for looking inward and taking time for reflection.
In this season, we can pause and mindfully inquire:
In what ways is my heart closed, and how can it be more open?
When did I pass up opportunity, and when did I fully engage with possibility?
What sadness might I allow myself to feel deeply, and what joys might I celebrate fully?
When have I been silent when I was moved to speak, and when am I quick to speak when silence may be the wiser choice?
Where have I been holding on, and what is asking to be let go?
Mindful awareness encompasses all aspects of our lives: thoughts, emotions and behaviors, as well as relationships at work, at home, and with ourselves.
I invite you to take some time in nature to ponder these or your own questions and notice what insights emerge.
To what one breath can do,