Just like the natural seasons change, so do the seasons in our lives. This article presents an analogy between the changing seasons of nature with the changing circumstances of our life which we undergo on a daily basis.


We all know that seasons keep on changing. There is a time for each of summer, rain, autumn, winter, and spring season.

Our life is similar to changing seasons. It is full of twists and turns, joy and grief, satisfaction and regrets, and so on. Sometimes we enjoy everything in our lives so much that it seems like a blessing to us. On the other hand, we curse the same life when things do not progress as per our wishes. But no matter what we do or what we feel about this change, we just can’t resist these changing seasons of our lives.

Have you ever observed a tree?

It looks twisted and barren in winter. The same tree when observed in spring looks gracious and full of blossoms. It produces its fruits for us in summer. In the rainy season, it looks as evergreen as ever before, as one of the most beautiful blessings of nature. And then comes the autumn, when it starts shedding its leaves and appears lifeless.

Now consider yourself as the tree and your circumstances as the different seasons. Then you will easily understand that we should embrace every season of our lives because no matter how long or short it is, it will definitely change.

We must not get ahead of ourselves. All things have their due time.

Anna Heartfilia (Fairy tail)

Winters (The season of Wilderness)

A beautiful winter scenery in a forest surrounded by hills under the cloudy sky

Winter is often characterized by longer nights, cold everywhere, and a lot of silence all around. In this season, the nights are longer which means the darkness is longer. These are the times of lack, suffering, and waiting.

This season spiritually represents a time of introspection and the examination of our hearts and motives. It is a season of hibernation, a time for strengthening up and maturing.

When your heart is broken in pieces, and your waits are unusually longer; then you are in the winter season of your life. When you feel like you aren’t doing anything and leaving a purposeless life, it’s the winter of your life. It’s the time when you feel stuck, alone, and fighting a personal battle.

These instabilities in our life are natural just like that of winter. We have to face them whether we want or not. When you feel cold, then what do you do? Take precautions like winter clothes or blankets or do you just keep bashing about winters?

We must remember that we can’t get rid of January by tearing it off the calendar. In a similar manner, we should always be ready to welcome the disappointments of our lives.

Spring (The season of Happiness)

A beautiful winter scenery in a forest surrounded by hills under the cloudy sky

Spring follows winter, also known as the “season of joy”. The blooming of flowers, chirping of birds, and growth of plants and vegetables make us so close to nature. This is the time in your life when all your hard work starts paying off. This is a joyful season when we become happy even over the silliest of reasons.

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It is a season of newness, freshness, renewal, excitement, opportunities, and accomplishments. You must take advantage of this season by grasping every opportunity with a fresh perspective.

Its duration is shorter than the rest of the seasons. This is also one of the reasons why it is said that good times are comparatively shorter and do not last long.

Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party.

– Robin Williams

When you are in the “Spring season” of your life, enjoy it to its fullest. As this is the season of celebration, a time of excitement and high energy and a reminder of joy.

Summer (The Dry season)

It is the warmest time of year with the longest days. It is the time to water what has been planted during the spring. Long days, short nights, sunshine, brightness, dryness, school holidays, and beach vacations; Wow! such a long list of rest and excitement. Is it any wonder why we associate the summer months with feeling happy and carefree?

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

– John Lubbock

Rain (The season of Growth)

Heavy rain shower on meadow background with sparkle and bokeh. Raining in nature backdrop.

Rain is often related to the sweet tears of heaven. It is the only natural source of water, hence we can say that without rain, there is no life. Rain is essential not only for the watering of plants and flowers but for our souls too. It seems with the rain, all our pain, greed, sorrow, desires, and other negativities are washed away. New saplings of affirmations and of growth come out. It leaves us with plentiful hope. On a personal level, I see rain as a symbol of hope; the hope of optimism, the hope of happiness, and of calmness. It is the symbol that signifies the washing away of the past for regrowing something better.

We must celebrate the rain; it only means that the sun will shine bigger and brighter than ever. So, whenever life gives you a rainy day, learn to dance in the rain rather than complain about mud.

The steady drumming of falling rain has such a profound rhythm, that you can’t ignore it even in your sleep. Moreover, have you ever observed the smell of rain? It’s so pure and soothing.

So, if those clouds above your head are turning gray, don’t wish them away. Instead, embrace the drizzle that is about to come. Let the rain wash away any fear or anxiety you’ve been feeling and let it put your mind at ease.

Autumn (The season of Fall)

Dried leaves from an autumn forest

In this season the surrounding colors change to beautiful hues of red, orange, and yellow as plants begin to fade away. When leaves are falling, it’s the time when autumn is calling.

This season is the time for survival and for dealing with problems. It encapsulates moments of your life where you struggled to maintain the momentum that was required to achieve your goals and objectives. Things that once used to be growing are now dropping. Autumn symbolizes a loss of something, lack of growth, your pain, tiredness, and your doubts. It’s the time for both the endings and new beginnings.

Final Thoughts

Life is a journey with many phases. Let’s not allow the pain of one season to destroy the joy of others. Because each season is unique in its own way. And no matter which season you are in, good or bad, remember that it is not constant. This too shall pass. That’s how nature works.

Looking for flowers in winter and snow in summer is not at all a sign of intelligence!

Changing seasons is not in your hand but changing your perceptions is definitely under your control. You can do this by changing your mindset and by adjusting to each season accordingly. Life gets better not just by wishing for good times always but by accepting every season of life joyfully.

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.

Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.

Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.

Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance

– Yoko Ono

So my friend, which season are you right now? And how are you feeling about it? Are you enjoying this particular season or want to get rid of it as soon as possible?

Do let us know in the comments section.

Good luck!

Author

A lover of nature, reading and writing

7 Comments

  1. I loved the line about belief system ..I strongly agree as well… keeping writing this way!!!

  2. Excellent article it helps me to understand my life seasons much better and also to accept it thanks

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