It’s so easy, in our modern concrete jungle, to lose track of the earth’s cycles. We forget – immersed in wailing alarm clocks, gridlocked commutes, and fluorescent tube-lit climate-controlled offices – that all of these exist within something far grander.
The southern hemisphere’s autumnal equinox passed a few days ago: a point of equilibrium, with night and day poised in counterbalance. Heralding the transition from summer to fall, I always look forward to this as a time for paring back what is no longer necessary. Tonight I’ll even have the great fortune of joining a creative, meditative group dance to celebrate. As the weather cools and sunlit hours shorten, I take strange delight in looking inward to observe what foliage I’ll shed.
Whether it’s realising an opportunity for improvement professionally, recognising a chance to better allocate personal resources, or any other endeavour that could benefit from an unconventional perspective – I find the cycles of nature to be an infinitely rich source of inspiration.
There’s no creative solution-finder that has served me better than simply reconnecting myself with the world around me, and listening carefully as the questions and answers reverberate through it all.
Community Manager – The Slow School of Business