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ISSUE | AUTUMN 2022
Autumn.Time of gathering in & a time for letting go.
The sun still shines bright here in Cyprus. Grapes, olives, figs, and all manner of goods grow plump, juicy, and ready for harvest. In other parts, trees let go of leaves to conserve water and energy to protect themselves through the chilly winter. Green leaves dry and curl up crunchy. Nature’s yellow, orange, and red streamers gently fall, creating a carpet of golden splendor to nourish the ground for seasons to follow.
In earlier days, the season of Autumn was called ‘Harvest’ – the time for gathering in. In other parts of the world, we call Autumn ‘Fall’ - the fall of the leaf. What meaning does Autumn hold for you and your life? Will the season be a time of ‘gathering in,’ of ‘letting go,’ or both?
In our latest issue of Daily Inspired Life, you’ll be inspired by a diverse range of stories from people living in different places and from different cultures and backgrounds across our planet. In each story, I invite you to notice the repeated theme of “letting go” and “gathering in.”
Mugisha from DRCongo (who now lives in Uganda) was forced to let go of his home and his childhood dreams. You’ll be inspired by the way, despite great loss, Mugisha continues to “gather in” blessings for himself and others who must flee their homes like he had to.
Fathima and her family from South Africa let go of a ‘normal’, typical way of living to embrace a new, alternative way of living. In doing so, they have “gathered in” many benefits for their family and community - including a literal gathering in of fresh fruit and vegetables!
Yogi, from India, let go of his bad luck story to then “gather in” a new way of thinking that changed the way he handles challenges and difficulties in life. You’ll meet Amy, from the USA who lost her eyesight. Manndi and Susan, who both lost dear loved ones, and Luna, from the UK, who endured childhood trauma.
In every one of their stories, you’ll observe a form of “letting go.” For some, they were forced to let go; for others, they made a conscious choice. Read and learn about how they were able to create something beautiful out of the circumstances they faced. Then take a closer look at your own "letting go" story by completing the narrative exercise included with my personal story, Live & Let Go.
Finally, a special note to the story sharers – I’m personally inspired by each and every one of you. Though we all come from different countries, backgrounds, cultures, and circumstances, I continue to learn from you and remain grateful to be connected to you. Through your stories and our shared experiences, I see a ‘gathering-in’ of courage, love, kindness, and empathy across the planet. You inspire me to live a beautiful life. Thank you.
Sending love and well wishes to everyone for an abundant harvest!
Real-life story to inspire you to rise up above your circumstances to transform your own life, and the lives of others.
In this story for Grandparents Day, Manndi remembers a special time with Grandpa. As you read her touching story, your heart will be stirred to ponder upon the joy grandparent’s bring into our lives.
Letting Go >> Let go of what you don’t want, to make room for more of what you do want. Real life story and EXERCISE to get you started ….
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Letting It Go | 3 people share their real-life stories of letting go of what they didn’t want to make room for what they did want in life
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After a day of misfortune, forensic scientist Yogesh, finds himself on a crammed night train to Delhi. As he stands lamenting his bad luck, Yogesh hears a strange sound. He calls to pull the emergency chain. What happens next changes his entire outlook on life …
When Fathima’s family began noticing frequent power shortages and the rising cost of living, they made the move to go off the grid …
Susan is still coping with the loss of her Mother when she makes a major life move to help her daughter who is about to give birth. In this story she shares how one song magically calmed her heart and helped her see light through dark and difficult times.
Now legally blind, Amy teaches us a beautiful life lesson …
What may seem mundane, what we may consider unremarkable, when given conscious attention, can give us our most treasured memories and exquisite gifts in life.