By Samantha McKenzie
After several days of non-stop rain, threatening forecasts of a hurricane, and the chilly weather that serenaded most of my weekend, it was clear that the autumn weather had finally announced its arrival.
There’s something to be said about having to stay indoors. It provided me the privilege to pause and the good sense to stay put; to unclutter my mind with things to do and detox my soul from everything that lay beyond my front door.
I took the opportunity to elongate my moments of thoughtfulness, reflecting on where I’ve been, poking feverishly into my possibilities.
Autumn – the season that ushers in the cool air and gives way to getting rid of the old. I felt the transition unfolding.
It made me really contemplate my next steps and where I want to be. That’s almost a chronic thing with me. My soul is always moving beyond me, tugging at my mind, not at all amused by my slow pace.
I wanted to use this time to think of an illuminated future, one where my choices were free of baggage and my decisions were cemented in the chance of new beginnings.
When I awoke this morning, I realized that today was no different than any other day. That each new day really does offer us the chance to try again. A fresh start in some aspect of your being is always needed.
I needed a new start at eating healthier and a better way to improve my concept of work, life, balance. I didn’t check any email and mostly everything I ate this weekend was green. I tossed around the idea of adding yoga into my lifestyle after reading that it would help release the toxins trapped within my body. I also considered learning Tai Chi. I talked myself into shedding some leftover relationship baggage, after stumbling over it…yet again. I was sure I wanted something new.
With every chance we get to see the sunrise, the morning unveils the beginning of day and an opportunity to leave the past in the distance.
The dawn exposes the light and allows us to start over. I can give birth to the new.