- Aaron Yukich
Our lives are full of seasons
Updated: Nov 9, 2022
Have you ever tried planting seeds in the winter when the ground was frozen solid? How about picking a green tomato hoping it will taste sweet?
Just as nature has its seasons dictating when it’s best to plant and harvest our gardens, so too does life have its seasons for how we make use of our time and energy.
It’s important that we honour what our mind, body and spirit need at any given time to feel balanced.
You don’t ask for a raise after two weeks on the job or teach a newborn how to walk. But you probably also don’t want to take on more responsibilities when you’re already feeling stressed or start dating immediately after a bad break up.
It’s important that we honour what our mind, body and spirit need at any given time to feel balanced. If you’re feeling stressed you probably want to take whatever time you can for self-care, and possibly reassess your current commitments. If you’ve just had a bad break-up you’re probably going to need some time to heal and might do better to spend extra time with friends, family and things that you love rather than jump right into a new relationship.
At an even subtler level we may stay with a job we no longer like because we once believed it was our calling, or we may beat ourselves up for being a bad friend because we don’t feel like being social. But perhaps there is a new work opportunity around the corner or we need some alone time to simply reconnect with ourselves.
There truly is a season for everything and when we begin to tune into our intuition and to what our hearts tell us, we can find our rhythm and move more freely through each of life’s transitions.
So why not take a moment to look inside and find out what’s in season?