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Fall into Listening

There’s that crisp changed quality to the air right now. It’s almost not summer anymore. Everywhere you look in the New York area are signs of the life-death-life cycle – bursts of bloom and harvest in contrast to dying plants, the need for warmer clothing, students, teachers and workers trading in leisure time for tight schedules, mental focus, and perhaps physical discipline.

I’ve gotten a flurry of calls from new prospective clients. Many people feel a desire to make changes, improvements, attend to problems and goals that have been on the back burner for awhile. Some feel a sense of urgency, frustration, or sadness.

I think it’s a great time to be counter-intuitive and balance all this movement. If you’re willing, slow down, pay attention to nature, park the car farther away and walk. Maybe you can deeply listen to yourself and stop for a few minutes and listen carefully to others This attention can be deeply soothing for all of us in this very busy and changing time of year.

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