This time of year reminds us of the impermanence of life. We cannot keep the light of summer’s long days, the leaves are changing, and the weather is turning colder. We may find these changes carry with them some heavy emotions; there may be a tendency to feel down or sad. In the treatment room, we hear clients speaking of a feeling of loss or grief. These feelings should be explored and not suppressed. For often underneath the emotion, can be a gem waiting to be unearthed.

Just as the leaves fall from the trees, one day we too must let go of everything. When we allow ourselves to sit with this thought, we can open to the present moment. In cultivating an appreciation of the present moment, we can foster a deep acknowledgement for all that is right now. The people we encounter every day, the minutia that makes the routine of daily life, all of it…is transient. Can we take a breath and appreciate it, just as it is? In this breath, lies the freedom of the now; the endless chatter of the mind ceases and we open to the true wonder of this life. You are alive right now, you are a glorious miracle made manifest, and everything and everyone are perfect just as they are precious and impermanent. Treasure it all.