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The seasons of mood. Sunday August 24, 2014

Caught up in my ever changing mood, I wished that the good would last and the bad would leave. From both experience and thought, parents to the mood. But it seems as Seneca said "To be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature"

So it is the whole of our nature we have and not just a part of it. Not just growth but decay. Not just vitality but exhaustion. Not just satisfaction of needs met, but needs unmet. Not just sunshine but rain. The vibrant spring following the barren winter. The luscious summer leaves shrivelling in autumn. The new idea sprung from creativity, the deadness of a cold forlorn mind. The warm happy thoughts of a life well lived and the madness of trying to control the thoughts in your head like trying to hold autumn leaves to the tree on a blustery day.

A common theme I know, but a comforting one. Nature is all change, even the rocks and sky. Happiness can be fleeting, but so can sorrow. My advice, let life ebb and flow, it's going to anyway.

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Melanie Lowndes Sun, Aug 24th 2014 @ 8:28am

Thank you - lovely and beautifully written. Melanie

Anonymous Sun, Aug 24th 2014 @ 8:49am

Salve to the soul!
Thank you for it.
Love from the room above the garage.

Julia Sun, Aug 24th 2014 @ 8:50am

Yes I agree, acceptance is the key for me. But I still hope that my good days will become the norm. A vain hope and unrealistic as you say Huw. I love the comparison with nature. I was just a little puzzled by what you meant.."parents to the mood"? It sounds interesting. But I am reading this early in the morning so it will probably come to me later in the day.

heather Sun, Aug 24th 2014 @ 10:53am

How beautiful to read and how reassuring. Thank you so much HUW. Love from Heather x

Anonymous Sun, Aug 24th 2014 @ 11:12am

I am touched by this truth.

Mary Blackhurst Hill Sun, Aug 24th 2014 @ 12:40pm

A proound, wise and beautiful thought with which to start the day. Thank you.

Anonymous Sun, Aug 24th 2014 @ 3:54pm

Huw, a wonderful reflection. Comforting that when in pain or exhausted it will not continue for ever, just like the seasons. Thank you.

Marian Mon, Aug 25th 2014 @ 3:40pm

Thank you for these encouraging thoughts.

Steve M Nash Tue, Aug 26th 2014 @ 10:42am

Yes, beautifully put.

"My advice, let life ebb and flow, it's going to anyway."

Exactly. The more we realise this truth about life - and life has
ALWAYS been like this - then the less striving we have
to make life look different, the more ease we feel.

Thank you

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