I love the vibrant colors of fall, the crisp mornings, and soup making. As the days grow shorter it seems we have a desire to look inward and assess our progress on life’s road that can fluctuate from paved and smooth to rough and treacherous. I find time to reflect and be in gratitude for all its twists and turns. It’s said that life gives us gifts or lessons. Yet as I recall the lessons, with time, those too have become gifts.
The autumn eclipse season presents us with a hazardous road of world events that challenge us to stay centered, aware, and loving. When were fearful, it’s easy to take the nearest exit. Recently, I’ve decided to stay the course and be grateful for the journey trusting that everything occurs for my benefit. And it makes me a better driver.
The hardest part of taking stock of the past, is letting go of regrets. “Why did I do that? Why did I say that? Why didn’t I do that?” Only recently did I say, “I forgive myself.” I am compassionate and kind, not perfect. Taking a deep breath, I release the burden of regrets–-both real and imagined.
This fall more time will be spent in gratitude navigating the road ahead.