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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Autumnal Equinox & Seeking Balance in Life~
Photogenic Drawing-LacockAbbey 209
always I find a sense of peace when I practice yoga with an accomplished
teacher. I’ve been feeling weary the past week with the temptation to skip my
practice. However, I know that no matter how resistant I feel, yoga helps me
find energy, reset my psyche and body, and to re-calibrate my balance with
my instructor reminded me that tomorrow we celebrate the Autumnal Equinox in
the Northern Hemisphere, when we experience 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours
of darkness – a perfect balance in our universe, equal parts sun and moon.By October 23rd the days will
gradually become shorter and I will begin preparing for my hibernation that
will follow when the leaves drop from the trees and shrubs, frost covers the
ground and branches, and cold permeates my feet and creeps into my soul until
the rebirth of Spring re-awakens all that surrounds me.
Photogenic Drawing -Lacock Abbey 2009
Autumnal Equinox can also signal a time of endings and new beginnings, of
letting go of what no longer serves us and embrace something new – be it a
hairstyle, a job, a significant other, a resentment, a disappointment or a
fear. It is a time to give thanks for an ample harvest, the love of family and
friends, and to feel gratitude for our blessings.
the seasons change I become reflective and consider whom I am, where I have
been and how far I’ve come in the last 57 years on this earth.
week I had the good fortune to enjoy a lunch date with two coworkers and
friends including the dynamic woman who hired me for my current employer nearly
15 years ago. We’ve both reached a place in life where finding a work life
balance and a life / life balance is more important than climbing the corporate
ladder. As I drove my friend to the
train station we discussed how fortunate we are that we can let go of things we
cannot control and enjoy the successes we have attained without craving more.
that is the greatest gift of life! If we are lucky we find a modicum of wisdom that
allows us to let go, accept what is, laugh, embrace our blessings, celebrate
the benefits we’ve fought hard to attain, and live a life that is balanced with
work, family and personal enjoyment – each facet of ourselves having a sacred
place within us that we will not sacrifice.