I took a class on Thursday morning at Yoga Madre. Rene Quenell taught the class, and it was wonderful. However, the highlight of the class for me, was a description of fall that Rene shared. She said that with the coming of each new season, there is a sense of change and excitement. With fall, it represents the casting off of that which is no longer necessary. It may have held great value at one time, however, it is now time to let go and move forward. She gave the example of fall leaves. They had served their purpose for a time, but their time has run its natural coarse. They are discarded in order to make room for something new and better.
This thought stayed with me for the remainder of the day, and I continue to ponder it's wisdom. What are we hanging onto that has outlived it's usefulness in our lives. Are we hanging onto it out of fear of letting go, or have we simply become comfortable with the way things are? What are we missing, because we refuse to make room in our lives for that which might be infinitely better. I have always loved fall, but this new found awareness has opened my eyes to something far greater than Fall Leaves, crisp air and the smell of pumpkin spice.
I hope as we transisition into this fall, that we can remember that everything has it's season, and there is a time for every purpose under heaven.