September… Simple September. September to me has never really been given the focus and attention it deserves. This start of another season gives us one of the most inspirational backdrops of the year, “really?” You ask (or maybe you agree). September is one of the most attractive, interesting and truly amazing months ……why? Because this month like no other makes changes look easy and plausible.
Dealing with change and the ability to be flexible are important human attributes. This season reminds through the falling of a leaf, how letting go of something, or what we think we know can sometimes enable us to see things in another more useful way. Changing perspectives can visibly change our behaviour; this is undoubtedly can be one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal… and like September this is sorely underestimated.
Have you had enough of the analogy? Come on, there more to notice. September’s ability to adapt to the changing environment and climates offers us the ideas needed to consider our own changing needs and the ebbs and flows of volatile lives and markets. We like nature have to adapt and evolve with the environment if we are to bloom once again in the way we know or hope we can.
Don’t get me wrong, those who know me well will know, I am not for one minute suggesting that you alter your belief, values or even your central strategy. But your approach to your day to day life may well need a shake up or even a natural shaking off of the summer. Ideas that change in shape and colour, as the leaves would, are ever evolving; they have the potential to keep ahead of environmental factors like rising costs or the change in peoples priorities. It’s your thoughts that benefit from the change offered in this month, ever evolving and harvesting of natural growth through adaptation.
Thoughts turn to our children going back into a learning environment, “back to School” is the cry.
And what are you back to? What will you do? How will show your flexibility, and changing colours? What opportunities will you seize as you look for change? What strengths will you display as you evolve naturally? Martha Nussbum the philosopher recently said “this is a GREAT TIME TO BE A WOMAN” if you are not aware of her work take a look at this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012r6vg . She talks about having freedom from fear, is this relevant to you on any level? I feel she has many great words of hope and guidance to offer.
September gives us that chance to let go, to change, to be free from all fears. Shake of your doubts cast aside your inhibitions and go for change. Notice how it feels to be flexible in attitude, to not be stagnant. Notice what it’s like to turn up, to say yes, to look for chances, to be how you feel you could be if only ……..
Throughout this changing phase, have a go; enjoy new views, new outlooks and changing environments. Will you flex or fear in this changing world. For me only autumn tells us how beautiful change is, through seeing the “flexibility of the fall”.