Mid way through this warm autumn,
I sit and watch,
listen and breathe,
feel and appreciate
all the beauty of this season:
The softness of the daylight,
the cool breeze,
clumps of bronze seed pods
waiting to helicopter-fall
from the ash tree,
the thin pale blue sky,
birds chirping, magpies carolling,
shimmering strands of spider webs,
the sun gently warming my skin.
The earth endlessly offers us
so much beauty and nourishment
yet we rush on with our days,
with the busyness
of the consuming world
we were born into.
Change begins within each of us.
To receive the day
is different than to take.
To appreciate fully
what is freely and generously offered
fills the endless void of lack.
Wants fade away. Needs are fulfilled.
Joy, contentment and peace
in front of us.
Wherever you are in the world, whether it is spring or autumn, monsoon or dry season, I hope that you find many moments each day to be still and enjoy the beauty of this earth in the changing seasons.
May your problems dissipate or even go away.
May you find fulfilment in simplicity and just being here.
May you be inspired to create and to celebrate life and our beautiful mother earth.
May you be kind unto her, unto yourself and to each other.
May kindness become our prime currency now. We need it more than ever.
With love and courage,