Fall is a wonderful time to reflect on things. Back-to-School feels like a new year, and the Equinox asks us to honour the balance of light and dark in the world. So while the plants are pulling their energy down into their roots for a regenerative winter, I like to express gratitude for everything that contributes to a life that’s good.
Sometimes we can get caught up in seeking goals and material possessions that we think we want, but we want them for the wrong reasons. We think they’ll make us happy, but often these acquisitions offer short term pleasure and we’re quickly looking for the next fix, whereas what we really need is fulfillment and satisfaction at a deeper level.
This video by one of my favourite artists, Sarah Blackwood of Walk of the Earth, is a gentle reminder that it’s the simple things – two arms around me, a roof over my head, four wheels to get there, a family who always calls me home – that really make a life that’s good.
Questions to consider… Do I Have A Life That’s Good?
- Do I feel a sense of belonging and love in my home, in my community, and at work?
- Am I making a difference in the work that I do and the people that I impact?
- Do I have my priorities in order and in line with my values? (family, friends, passion, fun, health, etc)
- Am I growing and stretching into a better version of me each and every day?
- Am I meeting my needs and living within my means? (meeting basic needs without debt, and with some leftover for fun and enjoyment)
If you’re satisfied with your answers to these questions, then I invite you to celebrate and pat yourself on the back for creating a life that’s good.
If not, then decide on one thing you can do immediately to change it, no matter how small that action might be.
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Until next time, be resilient.