The autumn season is my favorite of the year. I love the shift of temperature to perfection after the relentless summer heat. The colors of the season inspire me and I find myself making time to take in all of its beauty. I also love that this time of year welcomes the anticipation of the holidays.
The colors of the leaves, although breathtaking, are ending their life cycle to make room for what is to come. Making room for a time of dormancy preparing for the blooms of new beginnings, reminds us that all things change. I must admit, I am a bit ambivalent regarding change. There are things that I am excited to experience and some things I'd like to stay the same. No matter what, I don't always get to choose what change is and that's not easy.
As our lives mirror seasons, coping with unwanted changes can prove a bit difficult. Keeping an open mind and the hope in knowing new experiences are at hand, can help to maintain a positive outlook on inevitable change. When we hold on to things longer than we should, we hinder the progress of getting to where we need to be.
Are you in an autumn experience? Look beyond the challenge of change and embrace its beauty.
You never know what's on the other side. Trust it to be better.
With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, I strive to live life at the highest of my potential and work to support others in doing the same. These are some thoughts and reflections along the way.