A Season for Letting Go

A Season for Letting Go

It's mid October as I'm writing this in southern California which means the seasons are changing.  We are leaving summer behind as we head into fire season. You see, southern California doesn't have real seasons.  We have summer, fire season, almost winter and May haze/June gloom.  That's it.  I know we are spoiled here by the weather.  We don't get snow days.  It rains occasionally, but very infrequently and it's usually just sunny and 70 all the time.  I don't say this to brag, but to highlight a point on how we live.

The seasons change, but our lives don't reflect it.  We all live busy lives somewhere in between getting by and wanting to get everything done that we have envisioned.  Life has the accelerator smashed to the floor and the changing of the seasons only dictates what we wear to get it all done.  Even if you live in one a place where you get real weather, it now only serves to make you get up earlier to get to work if there is snow or rain to slow down your commute.  

We are no longer forced to live by the seasons so it’s now up to us and within our domain and control to create those cycles of healing and reflection and pause so we may grow. 

"If only humans could die like the autumn leaves, with a splash of beauty and the promise of another season.” ― Shana Chartier

Our sovereignty now requires that we take ownership and create these seasons in our life.  A time to slow down.  A time to let things go that we've been holding on to for far too long so we can see what might become on the other side.

What changes are you wanting to see in your life?  

What do you need to let go of?  

What old habit that has been masking the pain in some area of your life do you need to put on pause so you can deal with the root issue?

How can you slow down and give your system some time to rest and rebuild so you can create the life you want?

Let this change of the season give you the reason to create that time of letting go for yourself.

What do you need to let die so that you can create something new in yourself?

Ben Coté
Director of Brand and Community

1 Comment

  • jon hipp
    love this article Ben. i’ve been meditating and praying on how to rest better and really recharge... do i need to go pedal to the metal all the time, push to the edge of my potential always ? what if i go at a more manageable pace and enjoy the journey more fully and have time to stop off along the way if “life happens,” instead of being forced to stop to rest by that event? thanks for bringing up this topic that we all need to be talking about!
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