As we celebrate this wonderful Fall Equinox today and the Sun enters into Libra, it brings me back to a piece I wrote a number of years ago that still holds true for me today. The other thing present to me is how the energy of Libra calls us to reflect on balance and challenges us to seek ways to weigh carefully every aspect of our lives. Balance doesn’t mean equal though. Balance means that all things are in harmony. So I share once again this reflection and challenge you to find harmony. It’s a vivid reminder that a life in balance focused on service and love will continue to be a source of nourishment for others long after we have departed.
One Leaf at a Time
Sitting quietly this early morning outside under the Fall trees, it occurred to me just how incredibly beautiful life is. With hardly a breeze in the air, I marveled, as a single leaf would slowly drift from its branch, giving its final show in selfless love before gently touching the ground. An occasional light breeze would prompt several leaves to make the journey from their perch above to join the growing pile on the ground around me. Holding a single leaf in my hand, I wondered and meditated on the life this single leaf had before giving itself up in a glorious blaze of color to the inevitable rhythm of the seasons. Oh how our lives should be like this!
I wonder at the end of my own journey will I be ready to gracefully fall from the tree of life and leave a legacy others celebrate. Will they find that my own leaf offered joy or had I caused pain? As a vibrant and growing leaf, will I have joyfully stretched my face to the sun and soaked up its warmth reflecting it back to others? Will my life had absorbed the rains and served to deliver refreshment to the tree of humanity as selflessly as this leaf had for its parent? How would I have endured the summer storms – had I been strong enough to hold fast and steady or did I snap loose only to die too soon? At the end of my life, will I deliver such a spectacular show of color allowing others to reflect on the fruits of my life with great thanks and joy like the joy I have for this single leaf now in my hand? Finally, will my legacy continue to bring nourishment to others as they reflect upon what I have left as my body rots? Will the memory of who I was continue to serve humanity just as this leaf now on the ground begins to decompose and bring nutrients to the plants around it?
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Gregory Pandolfo says
Despite the rhetorical nature of your post and it being the go around, I think you will deliver the show you wish, you will continue to hold fast and weather the storms. I continue to be impressed as you demonstrate more and more value to others around you. I am lucky I stumbled into your project back in 2002. Get me a time we can meet. Please!