School is back in session for most colleges, high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools. Summer activities have ended and attention to fall activities calls.
The rhythm of this time of year feels like a new beginning for me. A time to start new things, take on new projects, re-commit to what’s important. For me, this is a better time of year than January to take on the new. Coming off a full and spacious summer, this season opens possibilities for new learning, new people, new habits. Fall is the signature of newness–for me. It is this season that enlivens me with a work and learning focus–much different from the warm, social, and leisure aspects of summer and its long, light days.
This fall, I am looking forward to learning about working with groups around connection and belonging. I feel a deeper dedication to supporting people in the spiritual domain through contemplative conversations, meditation, and inquiry.
As we begin September, what new learning calls to you?
Questions of the Month
What does “Back to School” evoke to you?
What new projects, patterns, or attitudes will you take on?
What do you want to learn?
Practice of the Month
Self-Observation: What’s New?
Over the course of the week, take note of new things entering your life. What new people, ideas, actions, dreams, books, videos, programs, or opportunities do you see?
At the end of the week, review them and explore how you might take the next step.