Thoughts on the Autumn Equinox

The Autumn Equinox marks the first day of autumn. It is end of summer, when the day and the night have become equal lengths and, for the moment, nature is in balance. Soon these warm autumn days will be followed by the darkness and chill of winter.

Now, at the middle of harvest time, stop for a moment and reflect. We reap what we have sown. Look back on the past year and also your life. Have you lived the way you wanted to live? Is your lifestyle in balance?

The wild plants are setting seed for future harvests. What seeds will you plant, what plans will you make for new projects and enterprises? Sow now and let them lie quiet over the winter, gathering strength to hatch and blossom in the new year.

Celebrate. Give thanks for the harvest and the bounty that you have received. We are given so much by this earth. The passing of the seasons is inevitable and all things must come to an end. But in the passing of life all endings are marked by new beginnings.

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