I have been noticing the change in the waves on the lake lately. Summer sailing season is over. This was the time of year I went to the funeral of a friend who died in a sailing accident. It makes me aware of the turbulence of change. It can be rough, even deadly.
One thing we can count on is change. Nothing lasts forever and everything recycles. Day turns into night and summer into fall. There is a natural rhythm to things. We know morning will come again and the four seasons will come to pass. History repeats itself, too. However, no two wars are alike and no two days are alike. People change. Even if we don't grow in consciousness, we inevitably grow old. Change is inevitable.
A funny notion that I have is that we all come into this world bald, wrinkly, mute, unable to walk and needing diapers and a lot of us leave this world that way, too. Maybe that's part of the natural cycle or maybe it's just payback! Wouldn't it be great if we all left beautiful, giddy, trusting, innocent and pure, the way we entered?
We create our reality. In every moment we can choose to evolve and grow or shrink. What we create, we can ultimately change. We write our own story. If we don't like it, we can rewrite it. The wind will do what it wants to, but we guide the sails.
My favorite yoga teacher always says, "Where your attention goes, your energy flows." I believe where our intention goes, our spirit flows. We are each the captain of our soul.