"Time to Get Life in Order"...
"I woke up this morning, and this summer's gone," is more than the a play on words of a classic rock song from Boston. It is the change of seasons, the change from the carefree days of summer (at least here in the Northern Hemisphere), the change from camp to School, the change from beaches and mountains back to the city and suburbs, and the change from Off Season back to season.
But the biggest change is psychological. There is a hidden energy, barely perceptible, that comes with Labor Day and the beginning of Fall. It's the energy of creativity, of building, of learning. As we move from the summer reading of entertaining beach novels to self-help books, we energetically move from relaxed mode to growth mode. This is the way things were deliberately created, as seasons have different divinely given energies.
So now is the time for all of us to take stock of our lives, and re-energize ourselves for the growth and building ahead. Don't just let the Fall season come and go without taking the 40,000 foot view of your life. Take a long hard look at your life and focus on where you would like to be in 3 months, in 6 months, and in a year.
Don't sit back and expect things to just happen. Make them happen. Whether it is going back to school, taking an adult-ed class, really getting in shape, meeting new people, growing spiritually, learning how to actually use a computer, finishing up your building project that is 3 years old, taking care of your already extended tax filings or dealing with an annoying medical condition, the time to act is today. So get a pad of paper - sit down and write down what you will do, and come back in 3 months, and see how you did.
Reminding you that every day you delay in starting to grow, is one less day you get to experience the clarity and joy of having grown.
For anyone wondering if I wrote this, no I didn't, I received it in my e-mail, like I get most of the things I post. But I found it interesting and thought others might also.