The autumn wind is slowly getting ready to knock at the doors of our bodies and minds, bringing us back to the connection with ourselves after a long and energetic summer. It takes us deep, very deep into ourselves by its disarming sentimentality and it leaves our souls in a bittersweet battle with their own thoughts. Despite an unpleasant feeling of loneliness and sadness, I see this transformation as one of the most important ‘’events’’ in our year. It shows how closely our minds and bodies correlate with Mother Nature for it is not only the tree that needs to throw off its burden by shedding its leaves to be born again….but it’s us too. And the same way as we supply ourselves with various vitamins to prepare our bodies for the long winter time, we should not forget to take couple of soul vitamins before the autumn’s tiring but enriching entrée.
An American writer, Robert A. Heinlein, once wrote: “One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.” Although most of us would say that his words are only a pure exaggeration, I am more than sure that if our body could speak, it would highly disagree with us. The importance of a healthy breakfast is often challenged by the demanding requirements of our 21st century lifestyle, which either forces us to eat some sugared doughnut with big latte on our way to work or to skip breakfast completely.
It is human that we try to understand our nature and the roots of our origins. However, it is also human to forget about these, from time to time. Let’s remind ourselves of the preciousness of our bodies and the importance of connecting our physical shells with the nobility of our inner selves….by reading the words of wise men.
1) “He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.”