As I walked through an oak grove yesterday, I was struck by the beautiful autumn leaves. Vivid reds, oranges, and yellows were emerging among the summer green.
And I had a noticing. Leaves change color gradually, not all at once. A minor aha, perhaps, but important.
Important because it sparked a realization. I realized that when I intend change in my life, my humanness expects immediate transformation. And disappointment ensues when my mind’s timeline goes unmet.
But maybe my human mind is mistaken. Perhaps true and lasting change is designed to happen gradually, in a rhythm of ease and grace, like the transformation of the leaves.
So maybe I can relax and stop lamenting that things aren’t happening fast enough.
And trust that each day is unfolding in life’s perfect timing…
(Additional photos: wandernature.com/new-photos)