Barefoot in the fall
I'm at the summerhouse in Iceland with my daughter, and picked up the classic book from the 80's, Chicken Soup for the Soul. This book is a wondrous reminder of what's most important in life: love, connection and gratitude.
One line from the book that struck me immediately was,"Start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall."
It feels refreshing and meaningful to embrace the last days of fall colors. I feel a sense of "Carpe Diem" with these last days before winter arrives. By appreciating the nature all around me, I get filled up with more positive energy.
This can happen by taking walks outdoors, touching hands or bare feet to the earth or to water, collecting some fall leaves or by meditating with Flow!
Note: The Flow Breathe meditation "Breathe to Ease Tension" is taken at Thingvellir with an abundance of fall colors!
Stories are a timeless way to reconnect ourselves to our highest priorities. The book Chicken Soup for the Soul is full of wisdom on love, parenting, and overcoming obstacles by a wide variety of best-loved voices like Kahil Gibran, Tony Robbins, Gloria Steinem and many more.
The quote above is from a message written by 85 year old Nadine Stair looking back on her life called "If I Had My Life To Live Over" Here are some more excerpts:
I would dare to make more mistakes next time.
I would relax. I would limber up.
I would take more chances.
I would take more trips.
I would travel lighter next time.
I would climb more mountains, and swim more rivers.
I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the Fall.
I would go to more dances.
I would pick more flowers.
Here are some more quick quotes:
If there is light in the soul,
There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.
Spread love wherever you go: first of all in
your own house. Give love to your children,
to your wife or husband, to a nextdoor neigh-
bor... let no one ever come to you without
leaving better and happier. Be the living ex-
presson of God's kindness; kindness in your
face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your
smile, kindness in your warm greeting.