Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rhythm of Life

Can you hear the music Mother Nature conducts?  Each movement has its own ebbs and flows.  I never paid much attention because it's hard to recognize the changes in the seasons when you're growing up in the Arizona desert.  It's the same way in Southern California where I spent twenty-three years of my adult life.  Autumn is Nature's crescendo.  It's the exclamation point at the end of a long and sustained period of growth.  I love autumn.  It helps me identify where I am on the sheet music.  If you find yourself missing the beat, here are some thoughts to consider:
  1. Each day is an opportunity to experience something special.  Some days are set aside for learning and exploring.  Others are for pruning or cutting.  Winter days are for rest.  They help you regroup and prepare for the days ahead when you will surge forward in periods of sustained growth.
  2. Nature doesn't complain about the seasons.  Each one is designed to compliment or contrast what's ahead.  There can be no high tide without the low tide.  There can be no Spring without Winter.
  3. Each season of life is necessary.  Each season has something to offer.  It's better to be a part of the rhythm than to fight it.  
Some of the places on your sheet music are reserved for rest.  Make sure you use those periods to recuperate so you are ready when the beat picks up.  Get enough sleep so you can be your best when you're awake.  Have a great day.  Don't forget to add your own ideas about the rhythm of your life in the comments section below.  What is your favorite season and why?

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