"There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air." ~ Rudolfo Anaya
Autumn is a magnificent season when the brilliance of the oranges, browns, reds, and hues of yellow shine through. It is the season associated with abundance, balance, change, and maturity. And, when you think food, you think pumpkin and all the aromatic spices that permeate the air during this season.
Autumn is synonymous with abundance. Abundance of harvested foods and colorful leaves that adorn the earth with bountiful beauty. According to John Keats, it is a “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, close bosom-friend of the maturing sun.” During autumn, trees shed their leaves with wild abundance, fruits and seeds are plentiful; all giving of themselves without expecting anything from the world. What if we were to embrace a mindset of abundance? accepting what is, evolving regardless of our situations, and sharing our gifts and talents with the world. Oh what an abundant life this would be!
Autumn brings around a time of change. It is back to school, time to plant crops and new plants; and it is also a time when we move from the hotter summer, party-filled months to the cooler more tranquil months. For many people, it is a time of reflection and planning. Mark Moffitt shares these five tips on how to embrace the season of change: (1) transition towards stillness, (2) let the change come to you, (3) practice the art of letting go, (4) stay grounded in your roots, and (5) seek out things that nourish.
Autumn is a transitional period when we move between hot summers to cold winters; from high-energy activities in summer to slower, more slumber activities in winter. It is a delicate balance to transition between these two seasons without affecting our psyche and well-being. Use this time to find balance in your life, align your lifestyle with the pace of the season, and appreciate what it offers.
Autumn evokes a nostalgic feeling from which can arise feelings of mortality and getting older, yet it is also a time for rebirth. It is akin to the growing cycle, which in autumn symbolizes ripeness and maturity, death and change.
As Jim Bishop said, "Autumn carries more gold in its pockets than all the other seasons."
Here are a few quotes to inspire you for the autumn season
“Autumn teaches us the beauty of letting go. Growth requires release—it’s what the trees do.” ~ Ka’ala, @alohakaala
“Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around, where waving woods and waters wild do hymn an autumn sound. The summer sun is faint on them— The summer flowers depart— Sit still— as all transform’d to stone, Except your musing heart.” ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Autumn
"I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift." ~ Dodinsky
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