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IMG_5247During the autumn months in New England, we coaches have a co-conspirator in Mother Nature. Wielding her paintbrush and bending the angle of the light to move the seasons, She forces us to take new perspectives and directs our attention to marvels un-seeable in the full sun of summer or the winter dark.

A visit yesterday to the Trustees of Reservations’ Coolidge Reservation in Manchester, Massachusetts stimulated some reflection for me. With good reason, light is probably our most common metaphor for understanding…enlightenment, illumination, clarity. To see something clearly is to truly understand it. But I think the light during the transition from summer to fall works a more subtle magic. To see something differently is to understand it differently. What looks like a beginning might be an ending, and vice versa.

What practices help you bend the angle of the light to see things differently throughout the year? Particularly when you feel confused or stuck?

  1. September 29, 2014 at 11:24 am

    You write so beautifully, Vicky. Thank you, thank you. What helps me bend the light to see things differently? Centering myself always changes the angle of my view. It opens it up. I see a part I hadn’t seen or wanted to see. And Centering practices like Aikido, Yoga and meditation. Your post helped me see autumn differently. I’m grateful to know you.

  2. Schubert, Rick
    September 29, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Nice Illumination! : )

  3. September 29, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Likewise, Judy! And thanks, Rick. And by the way, great photo there, Rick!

  4. September 29, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Hi Vicky,

    Are you going to BFR this Friday?


    Sent from my iPad

    Judy Ringer Power & Presence Training http://www.judyringer.com


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