A Change of Seasons


“Gardening is not outcome-oriented. A successful harvest is not the end of a gardener’s existence, but only a phase of it. As any gardener knows, the vitality of a garden does not end with a harvest. It simply takes another form. Gardens do not ‘die’ in the winter but quietly prepare for another season.”

This quote rings true to me as we are transitioning from summer to fall.  Years ago my favorite time of the year was summer.  I enjoyed the long days and warmth from the sun.  I grew up on a farm and the extra hours of sunlight allowed us to complete the many tasks that come along with tending to the land and gathering the fruits of our labor during harvest time.  Our work days were purposeful and focused.  Every minute counted as we raced against time and mother nature.  The harvest of farming was outcome-oriented.  It is how we made money.  We relied on a bountiful yield of our crops so that we could put food on the table.  Some years were better than others.  That’s how it goes with farming.  You are not guaranteed a certain amount of money at the end of the day or week or month or year.

The seasons served a purpose.  I have come to recognize this in life as well.  We need a reprieve from the long hard days of summer.  Deep work demands deep restoration.  As we are evolving from one season to the next, I invite you to listen

By |2018-10-08T12:18:04+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Thoughts from the Barn|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Day 24 Intentional Living: Rest

Rest And Sleep

Our minds and our bodies need rest and sound sleep.  It is during these times that our bodies are working on our behalf to take good care of us while restoring and rejuvenating.  So, make sure that you are getting a solid seven to nine hours of sleep each night.  And, take the time to sit quietly and breath and meditate.

The One Thing

As you are in these phases of rest, think about something that you have been putting off or procrastinating on and decide what the ONE thing is you can do to get this off your plate.  Whatever it is, getting it done will make you feel lighter and you will have a sense of accomplishment.  When you get that ONE thing done, celebrate its completion and then pick something else.  This allows you to live with ease versus heaviness and stress. Stay true and be you —

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By |2018-06-26T15:04:29+00:00June 24th, 2018|Categories: Thoughts from the Barn|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments