Harvesting Change

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“What unites us as human beings is the aspiration to make the world better, more compassionate, with less conflict, less hate and hardship, and with more tolerance and understanding.” ~ ELIE WIESEL

October brings change. Distant sunlight. Shortened days. Brilliant colors. Harvesting. Moving on, within, and through. A counselor once wisely told me: “You cannot move PAST grief; you must move THROUGH it.” Perhaps this is true of all life changes. Einstein said: “In difficulty lies opportunity.”

I will embrace the vision, confidence and clarity that results from acting on positive change. As I decide to look beyond myself, the whole world ~in all its wonder, community, chaos, challenge and hope~ opens up to my capability to affect change and to be inspired. 

I have “put my garden to bed” for the winter ~ even while I rediscover the shapes,textures and colors of fall. As I turn away from past difficulty, a new brilliance & awareness envelopes my path. See the light coming through the old growth forest in the photo above? See the simple path lit below through a complexity of alder leaves?  As I wandered beneath and beside those living beings, looking up and into the light, simplicity was my blessing. No need to further philosophize: being still, silent, listening and truly seeing, is ALL.

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