"How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change" - Elizabeth Lesser
Autumn is not my favourite season and I could think of so many reasons why I don't enjoy it - it gets cold, it gets dark, my hands are always freezing, it's rainy and moody, spring couldn't be further away, and the list goes on.
I'm realising though, that I've been carrying this perception of autumn for as long as I can remember, and before it even comes I'm already decided on not liking it. It made me wonder how many other things might I be dismissing like this?
So this year I'm giving autumn a chance and training my mind to focus on the lovely things this season does bring - the colours and vibrancy on trees, cosy evenings inside, many cups of tea and many bowls of soups, walks in forests, rustling leaves under my feet, freshness of air and the freedom of layering clothes to feel comfortable (remember how fun it was to sleep with 35°C??).
Be it autumn or a different change you might be resisting as well, is there another way to see it? Do you also fall into a habit of disliking something by default and are there any good things it might bring around? Energy flows where attention goes. Why not invite energy focused on beauty, joy, gratitude, excitement, hope and trust?