This morning, I went outside and saw that all the trees in my backyard had shed their leaves.
One of the things I appreciate about fall is that we can see the natural shift. The trees are preparing for winter by shedding their leaves.
This is not a passive process. The changes in temperature and daylight trigger chemicals within the tree that change the tree’s limbs. The trees push the leaves off to prepare for winter.
Winter is coming, so the trees must push off everything that doesn’t serve them to survive the winter.
What do you have to push off that doesn’t serve you?
Every day, you must push off the old and embrace the new.
All the work the trees are doing this winter is the inner work. You won’t see the results of that work until spring.
You must let go of the attachment to and accept how things are.
My Friend, You must let go of the past and the old and be ready to accept the future and the new.
What beliefs, conditioning, and patterns are you holding on to that won’t serve you in the coming winter, even if they once served you before?
What people are you holding on to that you need to push out of your life?
Unless you let go of what doesn’t serve you, it only will slow down your growth.
It takes emotional fitness to let go of fear, doubt, and uncertainty and trust that life will show you the true path you need to take to survive the winter.
It takes emotional fitness to weather the cold and the darkness.
But there is always spring.