A meditation on fall. Allow it to happen. Notice it happening.
You hear it already: "Summer's over! What happened to summer? It's freezing"
Honestly, I just don't get it. Most of us at the JFBL live in New England which has a guaranteed 4 seasons a year.The seasons are not random surprises ;) And they all have such beautiful and nostalgia inducing components to them. I marvel over how lucky we really are. I mean for one (if you'll allow me to me completely materialistic)- fall clothes! It's pretty exciting to get a new boost of colors, fabric and textures to layer on ourselves when we are at work and play. The air gets crisp, the leaves start to change- and your daily routine gets a little more cinematic. Allow yourself to observe all of this :)
We still have until the 23rd for summer to officially come to a close & I suggest really enjoying that summer carefree mindset until the very last drop. And if you've decided that you are over it- completely- then take a breath and observe this amazing wind- down that the earth is doing. Things are slowing things down a bit- time to slow things down for YOU. The kids are back in school, the farmers market offerings have shifted, the air quality is perfect & you're about to get a great excuse to drink more and more hot tea.
I ask my middle school students (who find connection with one another-more often-than-sometimes in complaining or not liking things)
"What would you say if you couldn't complain?"
There are times where/when the only answer is silence- and there are times when that is the most perfect answer for it all.
Tracee Dolan is a 200 hour RYT, she is available for group and private instruction. She happily leads a retreat to Panama once a year & has published a Parent Child Yoga Book based on her wildly popular Parent Child Yoga class.