Enjoy the change of season. It’s a time to gather and prepare for winter. A time to begin the gentle work of recollecting the inner world and letting the fall wind blow and winter fires burn away the extraneous and allowing only the precious essential to remain.
Bo Lozoff said that human life is deep, but the modern culture is not. Mr. Rogers said it this way, “deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex.”
I say that life is more beautiful when we honor the seasons and let energy of nature guide us. We become more present, more aware of our own bodies, and of our inner voice. There is joy in allowing time to sense what we need. When we nourish our selves, rest, and move in the outdoors, we become more peaceful. And we then bring that peace into our relationships and communities.
So consider allowing the change of season to help you sit by the fire of your own inner wisdom. It’s the wisdom of your soul, of nature, of all that is speaking to you and through you.
One way to do that is to sit and contemplate an object like the fire, or a candle, perhaps a leaf, until you cease to think about it, like it, dislike it, or judge it. It just is. And you are simply observing. There’s a joy that arises in this presence of being.