Nature’s Lessons During Fall

autumn-02It’s officially autumn. For us here at BPAR, it feels bittersweet because it means shorter days and the end of fun summer activities. As the days shorten and the air begins to feel crisp and cool, we tend to look over fall and head straight for winter. We begin to re-label fall “Almost Winter” and forget that fall is actually a wonderful season!

Fall is a great reminder to be present. Think about it this way: If we are able to appreciate the present (fall) without looking at the past (summer) or racing ahead to the future (winter), we suddenly open our eyes to the beauty that is currently around us!

Nature also provides us with lessons to take away from the fall season. Here are just a few.

Letting Go – Each year during the autumn season, trees let go of their leaves with grace and ease. Take some time to reflect on what no longer serves you in your life. Can you let go of any excess, or any unhelpful habits?

Open to Change – autumn is a beautiful season because of the vibrant colors provided by the leaves, trees, and flowers. The lush greens turn bright red, orange, and yellow. How can you be flexible when changes occur?

Find Balance – The autumnal equinox is one of two days throughout the entire year when day and night are the same length. Are you feeling balanced in every aspect of your life? What can you do to find more balance?

Embrace the season with the beauty and lessons it brings us!

Written by Katie Gorczyca, MA
Boston Post Adoption Resources

About Katie Gorczyca, MA, Expressive Therapist

Katie Gorczyca, MA, Expressive Therapist, is a former clinician at Boston Post Adoption Resources. She began her career with BPAR as an intern.