As I look out my window to my backyard, watching the snow fall on the bare branches on the trees, hedges and my hydrangea bush, I see the beauty of the season. We, living in the Midwest, are blessed to experience four seasons – the universe’s natural rhythm at play.
The hydrangea bush is beautifully shaped and forms are covered with fresh falling snow. The hydrangea is also so beautiful in the summer when it fully blooms large colorful flowers, and even after the blooms the bush prepares for each season; its rhythm of life in accordance with the universe. In the fall, I watch the squirrels prepare for winter by gathering nuts and berries to store for the coming winter months. The birds, rabbits, honey bees and all the other animals and nature… I can witness in my yard the rhythm of nature.
We humans are no different. We too follow the natural rhythm of life, although at different times in life. Our four seasons could be titled: spring, summer, fall and winter. I met a lady the other day at the gym. Her hair was totally gray – beautiful gray hair. We talked for a while and I commented on how beautiful her gray hair was. I also shared that I could not wait for my hair to become totally gray. I learned that we are the same age. I must wait until my natural rhythm reaches that time – or it may not be for me. Understanding that some of our natural rhythms move slower and some move faster – although the rhythms are the same.
As Lao-tzu has written, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” My understanding of this statement is that we suffer when we judge that the quality of our life is defined by a long growing season. Let us not mistake quantity with quality. As I learned by watching natural activity of the animals and nature in my yard and the glassing of the snow on my hydrangea bush, our lesson here is to let go and Let God…. and to trust the process.
Know that you and every person you have ever had in your life moves to that divine ebb and flow. Feel the rhythm of your reality and let it have its way.
Namaste, Peace & Blessings, Gwendolyn Esco Davis
Gwendolyn, owner of G. EscoDavis, LLC, is a certified life coach and business mentor. Her practice of four decades focuses on women entrepreneurs, although she also coaches men business owners. She uses a holistic/organic approach, and publishes a monthly newsletter. Call: 313-717-8988, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://www.g-escodavis.net for more information.