“I realized that – in spite of all the risks involved – a thing in motion will always be better than a thing at rest; that that which is static will degenerate and decay, turn to ash, while that which is in motion is able to last for all eternity.”
– Olga Tokarczuk, Flights
You don’t have to go anywhere to be in motion. And you can go everywhere and be frozen in place.
What truly matters, and what I offer for your consideration on this first day of autumn, is that you get moving on that which moves you.
From your chair, your home, your neighborhood, school or workplace. From the most remote island on the planet. It doesn’t matter where. What matters is that you get and stay in motion.
The leaves are going to fall, and that’s an act of living, another of nature’s extraordinary markers of perpetual renewal.
And then winter, and then spring and then summer, again. It is always moving, a dynamic transformation from light to dark and dark to light. That’s what we can count on and it is freely given, a master class in purposeful change.
If you listen closely, you can hear the season say: “Lighten your load, it’s time to move. In spite of all the risks involved.”