The first day of fall can evoke different reflections for different people: cooler temperatures, earlier sunsets, even Pumpkin Spice Lattes (controversial topic, I know!).
For me, on the fall equinox, I am inspired by what I know is to come – the changing colors of the leaves that will soon appear where I live in the Northeast.
Each leaf is distinct, transforming into vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. The symbolism is not lost on me: each of us is unique and capable similar beautiful transformations. The way the leaves change is a natural progression and does not happen overnight. This takes time, just like our inner transformations.
Some of you may be thinking, “Well eventually, the leaves fall off the trees.” That is certainly true, but I like to think about the children (and adults!) who get to jump into piles of them. In these instances, the leaves provide enjoyment and care; they use this part of their transformation for the benefit of others.
We as human beings also have this ability: when we make changes in our lives to better ourselves, often those around us reap the benefits as well.
The fall equinox represents a time to clear the path for a new beginning. What changes in yourself are the fall equinox inspiring you to make?