It's easy to see why people suffer with seasonally adjusted depression. The cold weather and dark nights after long warm days. I always find that I'm far more motivated in spring and summer. Happy to get up early and look forward to what the day may bring.
As winter approaches its so much harder to get out of bed, and my wish for the day is that I get back home quickly where I can hibernate until I'm forced to go back out.
As I get older I don't want to wish my days away and try to be more possitive about the changing seasons. Looking at the beautiful colours of the leaves as they withered and fall from the trees. And enjoying the fresh crisp cold air as I walk outside. I try to install this into my grandchildren pointing out the beauty rather than dwell on negatives. They are good students although I'm not sure how much is real and how much is silly old granddad. Either way I won't be put off.
I think this is something I love about Buddhist philosophy, always trying to see the glass as half full.
Namo Amida Bu

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Comment by David Brazier on October 11, 2016 at 11:45

Yes. This morning the light coming into our refectory was wonderfully beautiful. Autumn dawn clouds of a spectrum of pastel shades and the sun rising. We are so lucky to have seasons. In some part of the world there are no such (or very little) seasonal changes. I rather like the dark and as there is more of it I feel I am in a more mysterious world. The cat is also responding to the changing conditions. She seeks out the warm spots - often somewhere near to my collar! The changing year brings so many kinds of beauty. Thank you for sharing.


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