Embrace The Season

As author Hal Borland said: “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”

How do you view transition?  Many events on Earth and in nature happen in patterns and cycles.  Day turns into night and back to day.  The moon appears in phases as it revolves around the Earth, and the seasons flow from fall to winter to spring to summer. Everything is in constant transition. You may notice that your life flows in seasons as well - births, deaths, sickness, healing, shifts in work and relationships.  As humans, however, we are hard-wired to resist change. At a biological level, change creates a painful experience in the brain. Much like being punched or breaking a bone.  The new behavior or situation is registered as a potential threat.  The good news is that, with intention and energy, your prefrontal cortex can override this primitive emotional system.  The same brain that can hold you back can propel you forward.

Instead of resisting, make a conscious decision to recognize and embrace the season. 

Become conscious of where you are energetically and spiritually. If you’re feeling stalled or things seem to be coming to an end, you may be in winter. It’s a time to retreat and go within. Reflect on what you can learn from what is happening.  If you’re seeing opportunities emerge and feel the need to plant new seeds, you may be in hopeful spring. Embrace that momentum. You can then prepare for the work of summer and the harvest of fall. Whatever season you’re currently in, recognize that a new day is coming.  Grasping and holding on is not productive.  Practice being open to what is and grateful for the experiences, knowing that the wheel of life always turns.

Until next time, remember – it’s your divine life, live it to the fullest. The power is in your hands!

With Purpose & Power,



Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy is a Harvard Business School-trained Strategist, Mind-Body Expert, Award-Winning Author, Keynote Speaker and Activist.  She is Founder & CEO of Power Living and creator of Elder Dignity.  Selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, her mission is to unleash human potential and create a more just and sustainable world.


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