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Lessons From The Falling Leaves

GEDC0218“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them — that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”  Lao Tzu

I read this article quite some time ago written by Dennis Merritt Jones, and back when I kept a blog I wrote about the message I received.  I randomly came across it again recently so I decided to dig in my archive to share the message I received, and still hold true for myself.  The article mentioned the lessons that we can learn from Autumn about letting go (also where I got the above quote).  After reading this article twice, I got what I needed out of it: I have lessons that I can learn from the falling leaves in Autumn:

* As the article mentioned, when we let go, we create room to move on

* When I let go, what comes back to me is twice as beautiful

* Nothing lasts forever, so I should cherish the days as they go by, always with a sense of gratitude

* Sometimes when we let go of things that we love/cherish/depend on (Fall), we go through a cold period (Winter), but then once we allow the coldness to melt, it creates a renewed life (Spring)

* We all need to be broken down in order to be built back up, stronger and more beautiful than before.

*Everyone goes through their seasons of change in different ways.  For example, some trees turn brown, yellow, orange.  It’s not the shape that we take when we are in the process of change, but it is the outcome, the lessons learned and the room we make for growth.

Fall happens to be one of my favorite seasons, it’s a time of so many changes and a time to re-focus.  It’s a time to observe the wonders of nature and truly embrace the beauty that surrounds us.  The variety of colors that surround us is a reminder that life is just as dynamic. There are various shades of color in our hearts and lives, but when blended together, they have an awesome outcome!

What lessons have you learned from the change in seasons?

Photo:  One of my own pictures taken at one of my favorite spots!
Lessons From The Falling Leaves



APA Reference
Callender, K. (2013). Lessons From The Falling Leaves. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 18, 2019, from


Last updated: 13 Oct 2013
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 13 Oct 2013
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