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We honor all sharing. We will do another retreat reflection after this. Autumn is a time of change and change can be difficult.
Unless we can embrace change, we will struggle and not be at peace. When I fear the loss of my youthfulness and refuse to accept the reality of aging: Turn my face to the brilliant colors of autumn trees, open my Spirit to the mellow beauty of autumn sunsets and the beauty of the changing land.
When I refuse to wait with the mystery of the unknown, when I struggle to keep control rather than to let life evolve, Wrap me in the darkening days of autumn and encourage me to wait patiently for clarity and vision as I live with uncertainty and insecurity. When I grow tired of using my own harvest of gifts to benefit others, Take me to the autumn fields where Earth shares the bounty of summer and allows her lands to surrender their abundance.
When I fight the changes of unwanted, unsought events and struggle to keep things just as they are instead of letting go, Place me on the wings of traveling birds flying south, willing to leave their nests of comfort as they journey to another destina tion.
Maker of the Seasons, thank you for all that autumn teaches me. Reflect back upon the Autumn seasons of your life and honestly ask yourself the following set of questions:. The Winter season is a time for self-reflection, planning, and hibernation. It encapsulates moments of your life when you began to withdraw emotionally from the world and from your circumstances. Throughout Winter you will tend to experience a mix of pessimistic and optimistic emotions that naturally tend to trigger a state of procrastination:.
Reflect back upon the Winter seasons of your life and honestly ask yourself the following set of questions:.
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The Spring season is a time for learning, for discovering new opportunities and for dynamic thinking. Reflect back upon the Spring seasons of your life and honestly ask yourself the following set of questions:. The Seasons of life is about transformation and change. Moreover, they are about the process of effectively transitioning from one set of conditions or circumstances to another — enabling us to learn, grow and consequently reap the rewards that life eventually brings our way. They can transition any-which-way depending on the emotional choices and decisions we make on a daily basis.
In the end, life is about transition, about change and most importantly about transformation. Every experience — no matter how we perceive it — helps us grow and develop psychologically on many levels of awareness, which consequently paves the way for ever-richer experiences that will enable us to overcome the obstacles and challenges that life inevitably throws our way. I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any further queries or questions or would like to share your experiences about this topic, then please do so in the comments section below.
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Seasons Change Constantly The seasons of life are constantly changing as a result of the choices and decisions that we make on a daily basis. Seasons Transition Naturally The seasons of life transition naturally from one phase to another as a result of the thoughts, values, and beliefs we have consistently cultivated in our minds.
Seasons Are Temporary The seasons of life are as temporary as the raindrops that are falling on your head, as the thunder that is raging outside, or as the wind that is blowing up the storm. Seasons Are Psychologically Beneficial The seasons of life are there to teach us lessons about ourselves, others and about life. We Create the Seasons We naturally create and transition between the four seasons of life as a result of our responses and reactions to people, events, and circumstances.
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Self-Reflection Questions Consider how your life has changed and transformed over time by reflecting back upon the emotional highs, and the heartbreaking lows you have experienced over a lifetime. Additionally, consider your current predicament and life circumstances, and ask yourself the following questions: Which season am I currently transitioning through at this very moment? How have the seasons shaped my character?
How have the seasons strengthened my character? How have the seasons enriched my experience of life? The Season of Summer The Summer season is a time for rewards, celebration, and fulfillment. Characteristics of Summer Throughout Summer you will find yourself undertaking the following activities: Networking Traveling Leisure: Enjoying life to the fullest Accomplishing goals and objectives Taking risks Taking proactive action Expanding your comfort zone Thinking creatively, proactively and optimistically The Psychology of Summer Throughout Summer you will tend to experience the following emotions: Excitement Passion Euphoria Courage Confidence You may subsequently experience fatigue and an insufficient amount of time that may temporarily hold you back from achieving your goals and objectives.
These factors include: Good plans and preparation Solid choices and decisions Prolonged Self-Reflection Capitalizing on the right opportunities Self-Reflection Questions Reflect back upon the Summer seasons of your life and honestly ask yourself the following set of questions: What impact have the Summers had on my life? What have they taught me about myself, life and others?
How have they transformed my personality? The Season of Autumn The Autumn season is a time for survival, for dealing with problems and for making mistakes. These factors include: Ineffective decision-making Failure to capitalize on opportunities Ignorance Mistakes stemming from ineffective thinking Mistakes originating from limiting habits of behavior Self-Reflection Questions Reflect back upon the Autumn seasons of your life and honestly ask yourself the following set of questions: What impact have the Autumns had on my life?
The Season of Winter The Winter season is a time for self-reflection, planning, and hibernation. These factors include: Lack of emotional intelligence Reactive behavior to losses and uncontrolled circumstances Ineffective choices, habits, and thoughts Self-Reflection Questions Reflect back upon the Winter seasons of your life and honestly ask yourself the following set of questions: What impact have the Winters had on my life?
The Season of Spring The Spring season is a time for learning, for discovering new opportunities and for dynamic thinking. Concluding Thoughts The Seasons of life is about transformation and change. About The Author.
Adam Sicinski Adam is a life coach, mind mapper, doodler and visual thinker. He founded IQ Matrix in and has created over self-growth mind maps.
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