Welcome my fellow soulful travelers of October! As the leaves don their vibrant autumn attire and the air carries a delightful chill, I feel a little more alive during this transformative season. Let's embark on a contemplative adventure together!
There is magic in October – a month that reminds us of the beauty of change. As I sip my rum tea (yes, I'm that person), I recognize that nothing remains the same, and that's okay. In fact, it's more than OK; it's awesome! Nature's transformation isn't a threat; it's a breathtaking symphony of colors and emotions.
Have you ever truly stopped to revel in the beauty of decay? It might sound a bit morbid, but it's like a somber yet vibrant celebration. The scent of fallen leaves, the crisp morning chill warming up to the gentle caress of the sun – it's an invitation to experience the world with all your senses and the duality of experience. Nature shows us that even in endings, there's exquisite beauty.
So, how can we connect more deeply with the world around us during this profound season of change? We can immerse ourselves in the outside world. We can pick up leaves, chestnuts, cones, and sticks, remaining in silence without judgment. We can look up at the sky, observing its ever-shifting hues without the need for words or explanations.
As we soak in the visual and sensory delights, we challenge our restless minds. Who is the one witnessing all of this? Does understanding or labeling change the experience? For a moment, let's release the need to perceive, analyze, or change, and just... be. It's a moment of profound connection – you and this moment are one.
Raising your mulled wine glass to October – a time to be a little more alive, to welcome transformation, to find beauty in the passing, and to connect with the world and our inner selves. Let's savor the season with a heart full of wonder and a mind at peace.
"The moment you left this life was the moment I knew you'd always be with me in spirit"
“I think perhaps I will always hold a candle for you – even until it burns my hand.And when the light has long since gone …. I will be there in the darkness holding what remains, quite simply because I cannot let go.”― Ranata Suzuki
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.Norman Cousins
“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”― Jamie Anderson
“When we lose someone we love we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind” – Anonymous
“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” – Edgar Allan Poe
“If being a kid is about learning how to live, then being a grown-up is about learning how to die” – Stephen King
There is no death, only a change of worlds.Chief Seattle