"Change itself isn't difficult", replied the sage. "It happens as naturally as a sunrise. But most of us seek familiar routines to create a sense of control and order, so change can feel like a blessing or a curse, depending on our desires; the same rain welcomed by the flowers is mourned by picnickers wishing for a sunny day.
The law of cycles reminds us that as the seasons change, so must we, that our old habits don't have to run our lives, that our past doesn't have to become our future, and that the momentum of change ultimately leads us toward greater awareness, wisdom and peace.
Gardening through the four seasons reveals other lessons of the natural world: that seeds only reproduce their own kind, that you reap only what you sow, that when you gather the harvest you need to save some seed for the next planting, that you have to end one cycle in order to begin another, that there is a time for all seeds to grow, change and eventually die, to be plowed under for a fresh planting. As with seeds and cycles, so goes our lives.
Enjoy each season of your life, Traveler. Patiently prepare the soil, sow the seeds and do the work and you'll harvest the abundant fruits of your labors. Accept both good fortune and adversity as you accept the shifting seasons. Enjoy the glazed beauty of a winter's day and the sultry days of summer, for soon enough, each season, each day, each moment, passes into history, and its exact likeness shall not be seen again. So rather than longing for summer in the midst of winter's chill or wishing for cool winds in the dog days of summer, embrace each season for its own gifts. Align yourself with the cycles of time and transformation, riding change as ships ride the waves." -Dan Millman, The Laws of Spirit
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