That’s right, it’s already August and fall is racing towards us. Now’s the time to get serious about how you’re going to spend the precious summertime and get busy with both the inner and outer work of growing and developing in your truth. Live. Love. Laugh.
Here is reflection from Joan Borysenko from her Pocketful of Miracles book.
“August is the month during which nature celebrates her maturity. The hatchlings in the nest have found the wings to fly and the boughs of the old apple tree are heavy with fruit. The Godseed within our hearts is also ripening so that we become more flexible, more tolerant of the shades of gray that characterize life on planet earth.
Every interaction becomes an opportunity to encourage, to be kind as we acknowledge the Godseed within all. As the pumpkins ripen on the vine, mellowing in the shortening days and colder nights, the vine itself begins the dying time. It’s purpose is complete.
August reminds us of the impermanence of all things. All that seems so dependable will someday pass away. In that poignant knowledge we mature into a deeper appreciation of all we have, of all we love.
Listen to the voices of the Ancient Ones that call from the roots of the oaks and willows:
Nature is setting seed,
storing the energy of the light
for future generations.
Likewise, our souls are coming to spiritual maturity –
a flexible, gracious attitude that finds intense joy
in the very impermanence of life.”
I challenge you now. Take time to consider what’s important to you now. Yes, everything from spending more time swimming, visiting friends and family, and eating summer’s fresh produce to the deeper things, like helping others, being kind, and doing some soul-searching.
August 1 is the anniversary of my Mother’s passing. Every day, I miss her loving smiles and cheerful encouragement. She taught me to live life to the fullest and to enjoy family and friends. Yes, life is impermanent, so let’s remember what’s important in our own precious life and treasured relationships.
Please share your comments about your bucket list – from the insane to the simple to the spectacular.
Julie Lusk, M.Ed., RYT, has dedicated her efforts to helping others attain stress relief, wellness and holistic health through yoga, meditation and guided imagery.