The Seasons of Well-being


Would you plant a seed in the cold of winter, or harvest in the midst of summer?  This is the metaphor of 'season' of well-being, that when we think, act, and live 'in season' the outcome is very different than when we are 'out of season.'  Even our best efforts, if out of season, will fail to bear fruit.

The season has an influence on individual and group activities, affecting everything from work to recreation, commerce to emotions, decisions to actions.  Timing, or knowing what influences a season brings, are essential to a full life.  Likewise, knowing which season or combination of seasons you are currently in will have a profound effect on your ability to make quality decisions.

Many times, we yearn to live in the season of Awaken, believing that this season will have more ease, joy, and abundance for us.  Awaken brings with it many gifts, and the opportunity to share yourself more fully and authentically with the world.  However, to truly live in the season of Awaken, it is necessary to fully experience and develop through the previous seasons of Discover and Transform.

The fourth season, the season of Integrate, is when we revisit a previous season while continuing to have the perspective of a later season.  It allows us to have a greater depth through elements of more than one season at a time.  We have the self-awareness and flexibility in this season to be able to consciously choose the combination and blending of Discover, Transform, and Awaken for optimal growth and contribution.