October
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Written by
Peg Gotthold
September 2010
Contributor
Written by
Peg Gotthold
September 2010
Autumn is a season of transformation. Nature, birthed in the giddy colors of Spring, shows her maturity. Fields of grain that once whipped to and fro in summer’s stiff breezes now bob slowly, their heads heavy with ripened fruit. Shades of green turn to russet and gold, later to carpet the ground with a mosaic of muted color. If one did not know the cycle, one would only see aging and death. Meditation is a period of transformation. One steps out of the cycle of daily activity. The mind stops its fixation on change and busy-ness and becomes stilled. The breath slows. The eyes close on the myriad movements and tints of life. To an onlooker it appears to ape sleep, the little death. The transformative power is detachment and drawing into a paradox. To fully experience, we must embrace death. This is the heart of the Christian message. It is the parable of the fallen seed that requires a period of resting in the soil to bring forth a greater life. Even the one - who - was - sent experienced death before undergoing re-being. Enter into this enigma of life. Sit with it in quiet contemplation. Sit with the sounds of footfalls on leaves, the aroma of crisp air and the sensation of cool breeze. Sit with the vibrancy of lungs, heartbeats and warm sun. Let your senses hold the duality of the moment and rejoice.

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