The Circle of Life

a swan with five cygnets

With all the changes of the past year, and the agility we’ve needed to keep things moving forward, it is good to have some familiarity in our lives.

This weekend has seen familiarity in Eurovision (bravo, Italy!), the end of the football season and, as seen this morning, the week-old cygnets on the river.

Every year their birth reminds us of the circle of life, that amidst its unpredictability, gives us regular reminders of nature’s permanence and power and our ability to live and thrive alongside it.

It is lovely to see new lives start, with the cygnets swimming from the day they’re born. Every year, it is so inspirational to watch them thrive and grow, before leaving the nest for their new lives.

One of the best things in life is trying new ways while maintaining some familiar activities to keep us anchored.

What are the familiar things you’re keeping? What are the new ones that make your circle of life even more interesting?

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By Paul Tran

Paul Tran helps people think and do things differently through training, facilitation, coaching writing and music. He enjoys spending time in nature, on beaches and mountains.