The gentler way of nature

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The first week back to work over. Nature has a gentler pace than the one imposed by our minds and seems to have  different phases – growth, slowing down,  covering over and rest. Thus, despite all the clamour to change we hear in these first weeks,  we can choose to have some natural rest and a time of quiet,  not always striving – allowing the different parts of our lives to just be .

You begin to see that there are seasons in your life, in the same way as there as seasons in nature. There are times to cultivate, when you nurture your world and give birth to new ideas and ventures. There are times of flourishing and abundance, when life feels in full bloom, energized and expanding. And there are times of fruition, when things come to an end. They have reached their climax and must be harvested before they begin to fade. And finally there are those times that are cold and cutting and empty, times when the spring of new beginnings seems like a distant dream. Those rhythms in life are natural events. They weave into one another as day follows night, bringing, not messages of hope and fear, but messages of how things are.

Chogram Trungpa Rinpoche, How to Rule

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