Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Four Seasons of Life

It is important to understand that there are seasons in our life and that each of these seasons are helpful to us.


Winter is the season where we experience challenges and difficulties in our life. It can feel like a cold and lonely time. Our life may appear bleak. We may be dealing with storms in our life which creates fear and anxiety for us. However, we need periods of winter in our lives. These winter times provide us with important learning and understanding. It is through the challenges and difficulties in life that we learn our most valuable lessons. Winter also helps us to appreciate and be grateful for what we have. Without periods of winter in our lives we can take for granted all of the goodness that we experience.


Autumn is the season of our life where change occurs and we need to let go of the old. During this period of our life we recognise and feel the need for change in our lives. In order for us to change we need to let go of things like the leaves falling from a tree. We may for example need to let go of:

* the past;
* negative thoughts;
* negative emotions;
* limiting beliefs; and
* lack of forgiveness.

Failure to let go causes us to remain stuck in our lives and hinders positive change.


Spring is the season in our life of new growth. It is the period of our lives where we clear out the old to make way for the new. It is a time where we create new beginnings for ourselves and our lives.


Summer is the season of our life to enjoy ourselves. It is a time of play. During this period we feel bright and happy. We are loving life and reaping the rewards for the positive changes that we have made.

Remember, as the seasons are important for the cycle of nature, likewise they are important in our own life cycle.

We will experience all of these seasons during certain stages of our life.

So if you are going through a period of winter at the moment don’t worry or stress. Autumn, spring and summer are just around the corner.

Author: Steve Decker – Life Management & Success Coach

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