By Michelle Porchia
The autumn season has mixed associations. On one hand, the fall is traditionally harvest time, indicating a sense that one is finally reaping the benefits of prior efforts. On the other hand, it is associated with a winding down of energies before the barrenness of winter, as in the expression "the autumn of one's life."
This is a time that we need to start winding down from the hustle and bustle and craziness of this summer. We need to prepare ourselves for the change in weather and change in season. This could be the “season” our path gets redirected, a window closes and a door opens. Are we prepared to reap the benefits of our seed sowing based on our blessings?
How often are we silent? How often do we touch the presence or come into the presence of our God within? How often do we long for and/or search for and find that perfect peace? We have gotten away from being silent and still. When are we still enough to listen for answers to our questions? To hear our own inner voice/inner spirit?
Sunday used to be a day of rest. We have stopped resting on Sunday. Sunday used to be a day of family dinners and family outings, a time to sit in front of the TV and fall asleep; now we are too busy to be still and rest. Granted, life is very different now than it was 30-40 years ago. Yet we are still human beings and we don’t know how to just be. Be silent. Be still. Be with ourselves. We need to get away from the crowd and be still.
Let’s look at it from another level. When was the last time you sat and gazed into the eyes of your significant other? When was the last time you watched a sunset? When was the last time you just stopped and watched your animal roll around and it gave you a good laugh? When was the last time you sat still? In silence we reconnect with our inner being. We get centered. We get answers. If you are constantly running, working, DOING, it makes it difficult to hear and receive.
We have been blessed with talents and gifts. Are we using them to touch others? We are to use our gifts and we’ve also been told to be still and to be thankful.
So let’s take this to the here and now – to enjoy everyday life. Let’s wind down our energies and reap the benefits in the “autumns of our lives.”
September 23, 2016 was annual Innergize Day, a time to do something wonderful for yourself. You can still do something for yourself. Need help? Contact me. Michelle@innerdimensionsllc.com
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