This season of autumn is a transition from the warmth of summer days into the briskness of the oncoming winter. The temperatures fluctuate; one day warm like summer the next day blustery and raining. The autumn rains are so different than the spring rains. The spring rains have the feeling off hope, as they water the upcoming sprouts, while the autumn rains bring more wind, along with cooler temperatures, forecasting the cold days ahead.
These changes occur in Natures cycle each year as the planet spins around the sun. They are part of the natural rhythms of our planet. As human beings we experience these changes physically psychologically and spiritually. Our bodies require more clothing as the temperatures drop. Our psyche is affected by the shorter darker days and our focus turns inward.
It is interesting to observe these changes and especially to be in touch with how we react and deal with them. We can choose to resist the change by being crabby about the cold weather and making a topic of conversation which solidifies our resistance to it even more. The other option is to embrace the change, and to notice all the things that are beautiful and amazing about this transition. The uncertainty of the weather can present an opportunity to observe how we react and deal with the many uncertainties in our lives.
Just as the seasons are inevitable in Nature, change is inevitable in our lives. Everyday a new experience presents itself, and we can choose our reaction and our perspective. Embracing the excitement of the unknown, instead of dreading it, brings with it the freedom to be truly in the moment with what is. Releasing our attachment to past experiences and future expectations makes it possible to get into the flow of life. Making friends with change opens the door to growth.
Change is uncomfortable however, and as human beings we like our comforts and our habits and our grooves. The mind itself forms thoughts grooves (in Sanskrit they are called samskaras),and we get stuck in these grooves just like tires get stuck in muddy trenches. To grow is ‘uncomfortable’, we have to step into the unknown. There is uncertainty, and there is fear. How do we move past these roadblocks and step into the flow of life? Trust is a critical component of letting go of fear. Our deep inner knowing that we are part of something much bigger than our small egos can understand, points the way out of the circle of fear. To assume that we can control the outcomes of all the events and experiences in our lives empowers the small ego and closes us off to the creative intelligence that pulses through all life.
Choosing trust based on that inner knowing that unconditional love connects us all, frees us from the dark cloud of fear and allow us to to open to the infinite possibilities that exist in each moment. We are FREE!
- Posted by Yoga Studio DeeplyArt
- On October 31, 2017
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