october has swooped in...and autumn with it. as i was hesitating to let go of summer (apparently through the entire month of september) here came fall and with her harvest moons, thunderstroms, evenings that feel better wrapped in a sweater, and cups of chai tea that call my name. i am readying myself.
there is nothing like listening to the rain fall outside while the house is still and quiet in the early morning. (this after a slight powersurge set off all the alarms and clocks just 30 minutes before my alarm goes off... sigh) but i awoke and found peace in that stillness this morning. that's the secret isn't it...how we choose to accept situations. we may not have control over the situation, we may not like the situation, but we always have the choice of our response.
it all sounds so simple, but the reality is that it is not. our response vs our reaction, it is one of those big ol' life lessons or a-ha moments. i have found myself on both ends of that spectrum, although i'd prefer to be on the responsive side most times. sometimes the situation has pulled the rug out from under me and reactivity was my only means of answering. i am learning (and in part with each time i unroll my yoga mat) the silent strength in responding.
not quite what i had intended to write here today, but i followed anyway. with that, i want to share a beautiful, powerful video. it has been making the rounds lately, but it is so worth it. so very worth it.
wishing you peaceful rainy mornings...