the sun has set on the official last day of summer, as it is officially the first day of fall, and my heart feels a little heavy. In the unforgettable words of Boyz II Men, "it's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday."
but, of course, we'll take with us the memories, to be our sunshine after the rain ;) and if the day serves us any purpose, to me it's a great reminder of how important balance is in our lives. too much of anything, after a time, begins to wear and grate. if we didn't have the cold darkness of winter, we'd never be able to revel in the bright heat of summer. and if all we know is the bright heat, we lose the joy attached with it. sometimes, it's to our benefit to spend time in the dark.
I saw a quote that resonated with these thoughts today. it read "ego says, 'once everything falls into place, I will find peace.' spirit says, 'find peace and everything will fall into place.' " and I can't help but think, it's both. spirit guides us to 'peace is what I want'. ego leads us to 'I can have peace'. and it's in the recognition of what you want and how to attain it that the balance of your life comes to light.