In our modern world, it can be easy to forget that we live with natural seasons. Yet for centuries—indeed millennia—humans’ lives were dictated by the season…not the clock. Things like planting, hunting and building were most successful when they abided by the natural rhythms (and weather) of the seasons.
Even though we now have technology to overcome many of these challenges, there is something to be said for letting the seasons guide our actions. In fact, Chinese medicine believes that following the seasons results in better health, happiness and productivity.
For me, fall is a great time to resume some of my regular routines that were disrupted amid summer vacations and retreats. I revisit my “to-do” list with renewed enthusiasm and focus. Whether it is returning to my daily trips to the gym or bringing new business ideas to life, fall seems to inspire me. In my next post, I’ll share with you some ideas on how you can “fall” into the season.