I will admit I like consistency and structure. I’m not necessarily a live for the moment type person or go-with-the-flow as change occurs, but I’m learning to love each moment knowing that when that moment passes it will never exist again. In racing to the next meeting or plowing through a laundry list of to-dos or attempting to achieve the zero inbox, I tend to forget to savor each moment. I think if I did this more, then when change came I would welcome it with open arms and view it as much as I enjoy watching the beauty of the seasons change. I’ve realized without seasons in our lives – whether dry, fruitful, abundant or lacking – then there is no growth or change.
Change is inevitable in our life. Like the changing of the leaves in autumn, we grow and reflect to others the state of season that we are going through in life at that time. Instead of fighting change, we should embrace it and look to it to teach us how we can grow in that season.
It is the reason for each season of change in our lives that causes us to move forward, grow, and understand more of who we are and what we want to be about. During autumn the leaves change into vibrant beautiful colors and then drop to the ground to prepare for the winter season. This is also reflected in our lives when we need to let go of things in our lives that may be deadening in order to move us forward to the next season. We should look to the changing seasons in our life as an opportunity to grow and enjoy the beauty that each moment of change brings to our lives.
What are the things in your life that you are holding on to that keeps you from moving forward into the next season of your journey?