Tomorrow is the Spring Equinox, or Autumn Equinox if you are in the Northern hemisphere. An ancient tradition is to celebrate the arrival of the spring or autumn equinox.
On the date of the equinox, the center of the sun spends a roughly equal amount of time above and below the horizon at every location on the Earth. The result is night and day are about the same length of 12 hours each. This happens twice a year in March and September.
In the Southern hemisphere, the Spring Equinox can be a great time to reflect as we move from darker to lighter times.
When life can be disrupted and turned upside down in an instant, it’s good to acknowledge the things that don’t change – like our upcoming Equinox on 23 September according to Bernadette Bekker.
These are testing times.
I am sensing a growing tide of fear, despair and uncertainty in our world. Peoples values being tested while others are questioning their sense of purpose and belonging. In the workplace, leaders and teams are being challenged with difficult conversations or decisions, or these are looming on the horizon. For others complex issues are submerged under a murky waterline. They are feeling unsure as to what is going on or how to handle this, while knowing life feels off course. The result can leave us feeling uncertain and isolated.
Our wellbeing is far more than just physical, we need to consider our mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions. This is where our values and purpose fit in. We also need to play to our strengths and make use of our talents and gifts. In our ‘busyness’, it’s easy to forget this stuff, or what’s worked well for us in the past. The tools we have in our backpack, and what we’ve learned during our time at the University of Life.
This Equinox, spend some time in quite reflection.
To acknowledge what has been, the difficulties or losses you may have faced, as we need to do this to move forward. Then visualise a healthier, happier, healed planet for all to enjoy.
Clear out your physical space of unnecessary clutter and do some cleaning if need by. Maybe that’s your desk, or your work area, as we welcome in the new season. Shred what is no longer serving you, the physical act can be a very cathartic. If you are working from home, what boundaries and routines do you have in place to separate the two? And if you can, spend some time in nature – it’s amazing how it changes our vibe up!
Taking time to reflect and create space for ourselves, can help us gain perspective and better handle the tough decisions and tricky conversations with a calm, clear mind.
Kia kaha – Go well
It’s not a journey to take alone. Resilience is more important than ever – in our life and work.
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