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Fall in the Pacific Northwest. What will we do with this special time? Will we stress over the man-made holiday season? Run from the quiet? Or might we daily join nature for five minutes?
I wish to begin this five-minute quiet time exercise. It could develop into many more minutes of pure enjoyment. The Season has changed. The gardeners have stopped coming and won’t return until spring. The branches are finally able to see without the obstruction of energetic leaves preparing for their last skydiving flight. The sun rises only a few miles over the horizon no matter what time of day. The birds are now few. Oh, yes, it is the quiet time of year.
‘During this time of chill and early darkness, I recommend we take five minutes a day to enjoy utter quiet. Can we stay awake for five minutes while in the deep of nothingness? We won’t know until we try. And if we need sleep, it is a great opportunity to reset our emotional systems. The trees trunks and branches have bravely released their attachment for their leaves. The bare trees stand quiet awaiting whatever is to come next. What obstructions, no matter how appealing, can we leave behind to enjoy our quiet?
We have traveled to our happy spots often. It may be our time to enjoy its core of silence. Be sure to take advantage of the quiet. We can create fine days now and ahead!