Sunrise is such an important time of day to me. I meditate each morning as the sun comes up in the eastern sky, bringing the dawn of a new day and giving light to the world. I always feel the intense energy that comes with the light. I also feel the connection with everything and everyone on the planet. I feel the hope that a new day signifies. It is a new beginning. It is a fresh start, a chance to leave the past behind and to make a brighter future.
This is the first time I have written this whole month. Following my 58th birthday, I made the decision to go back to school to get my M.S. in Psychology. I am now taking online classes at The University of Phoenix to achieve this goal. It is another sunrise in my life. Knowledge carries it's own energy. It is thrilling to expand ones understanding and the challenge involved is exhilarating. I am addicted to learning. I love the process of coming to new ways of seeing the world around me. I love gaining a better understanding and perspective on things.
We all have this wonderful opportunity to learn and grow every single day. The world around us, the nature, the people who cross our paths each day, can all be our teachers. If we take the time to slow down for a second and appreciate all the things that present themselves, we learn so much. We learn about ourselves and that is the most important part of the learning experience. We learn to appreciate our strengths and understand our weaknesses. Understanding is the pathway to change.
Change is something that most people naturally resist. We like that comfort zone. We blanket ourselves in the safe and familiar. But, with every sunrise, we are reminded that change is just part of life. Embracing change is a lot easier than fighting it.
Well, that was a fun ramble. After all, this is "Austin's Thoughts". In writing these reminders to my readers, I am also reminding myself. Treat yourself to a few sunrise moments this week, figuratively if not literally.
Peace and Love,