Autumn reminds us of the impermanence of everything. After experiencing the burgeoning of life in the spring and the flowering abundance of summer, the falling leaves reveal bare branches reminding us of the fleeting nature of all things. The autumn brings home to our consciousness death and the challenge to live every day to the fullest.
Practice: Time for contemplation brings an understanding of profound truths about your perceptions of life. Hold in your thoughts ‘Everything is impermanent’ See what deeper truths you unravel.
Enter autumn as you would a closing door. Quickly, cautiously. Look for something inside that promises color, but be wary of its cast — a desolate reflection, an indelible tint.