The fall is associated with the Metal element in Chinese Medicine. This is a time of purification, letting go of all that doesn’t serve your highest purpose, and valuing that which does. You may notice that you become very inspired in the fall, take advantage of that! Or you may become nostalgic and sentimental for the past. Remembering to breathe deeply is always beneficial to your wellbeing, but it has special relevance in the autumn. Conscious inspiration and exhalation, literally taking in what is vital and discarding what is not useful to the body, may help you do the same in other areas of your life.
Here are some motivational quotes that I’m collecting…
Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.
~ Mary Pickford
…and…from a recent conversation with a friend who never stops proposing new possibilities..”When I zig and it doesn’t work out, I don’t give up, I zag.” That made me smile…
and from Emerson: Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but rising up every time we fail.
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