Be ready to handle the winters in your own life. Thinking Like A Farmer One of the difficulties we face in our industrialized age is the fact we've lost our sense of seasons. Autumn, with its colorful trees is the transitional season having both the abundance and the limitation of our everyday lives. If interpreted in a more metaphorical sense, the poem takes on a distinctly different meaning. The trees are barren and the flowers have withered and died. They enjoy the sun on the beach and the shade in the park.
In his introduction he explains how, having received an invitation to lecture on the topic of the seasons of life, he followed his usual practice of discussing such questions with family and friends. A time to appreciate moving away from youthful desires. Copyright © 1997 by Theosophical University Press. Life is neither linear nor stagnant. Another may be to remember that what we do today is important because we are exchanging one day of our life for it.
All of us have experienced or are experiencing these challenging times. For things not to change, we must stay the same. When our psychology and behaviors are in harmony with these rhythms, we begin to flow through life naturally and effortlessly. Wee shall not bee the same wee were today or yisterday. We all want the security of constancy, but the only possible constant factor in our lives are our most cherished values, should we choose to make it so. As ritual and religion have become passe, so the recognition of transitional episodes has been undervalued or completely ignored. If you and I live anything like a full span of life, then each of us passes through the stages marked by spring, summer, autumn and winter; it cannot be escaped.
In the same stanza Spring is described as very short and happy. Thus Keats touches on a natural law. In the poem John Keats is comparing the two different natural process, the four seasons of a natural year and the stages of human life. Butterflies and moths have a life cycle consisting of four separate stages, each of which looks completely different and serves a different purpose in the life of the insect: the egg, the pupa, the larva and then finally the adult which created the egg and so on. There He will give you directions for planting new crops in spring; the next season.
Personal values are the reflection of. On the other hand, if we are unable to adapt, then we will suffer the consequences of failing to capitalize on the opportunities that life inevitably throws our way. It is in the mind where the real action takes place, transmuting experience into wisdom. The time where we pass down our knowledge and wisdom to our grandchildren to help prepare them for their seasons of life. God is with you in it, and will bring you through. It is a time to plow up and cultivate the soil. How many leaves, branches and roots do you have? Throughout the ages and in every culture, people have used the seasons as a metaphor to mark life's transitions and to help understand the purpose and meaning of our mortal journey.
Be careful not to invest too much of yourself in all these new things because, just like a fruit tree, not every blossom will lead to fruit. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. And when that long continuance hath them bit, You leysurely by lingring death consume them every whit. It is said that change is the only constant -- as time passes all in the universe moves on and, with that movement, change is inevitable. Galatians 6:9 Autumn is a season of fruition and reaping.
On the personal level, these can be activities like new ways of doing your daily devotions or new relationships with encouraging saints. Each season of life is wonderful if you have learned the lessons of the season before. Spring reminds us of the eternal cycle of death and rebirth and renewed life. They are all placed inside what I call my tree test. We must always keep up doing the best we can, but we should also add the ingredient of patience to our efforts. John Kotre, professor of psychology, University of Michigan, Dearborn, has published four books, including Outliving the Self: Generativity and the Interpretation of Lives and White Gloves: How We Create Ourselves through Memory.
Here we discuss how these natural cycles of life are beneficial for our personal growth and psychological evolution. The Season of Spring The Spring season is a time for learning, for discovering new opportunities and for dynamic thinking. Time to Assimilate these Concepts Did you gain value from this article? The men were all full time employed in this stage. Things change in relation to everything else, yet spiritually growth takes place as the external vehicles decay. When we are born, we are like the young trees with tender and shining leaves. With this new awareness we realign our focus.