I think many of us have a ‘sweet tooth’ in which we absolutely enjoy all the sweet, sticky, yummy aspects of life. We may even become obsessed with and erroneously believe 'honey' (sweet) is the only element of life. However, there are many ‘spices’ (elements) in addition to the sweet: savory, spicy, rich, etc and all of these provide for a full experience. In reference to life, our wisdom often results from our spicy, salty, bitter experiences for these tend to provide an opportunity to learn more about self, identify areas where we may need to grow-evolve, learn lessons, etc. These experiences also teach the importance of balance (adding sweetness to temper) and the necessity of all the spices. In life, there are definitely moments to be spicy, savory, sweet, bold, etc.
Similarly, the earth needs all the seasons not just our favorite one. There is a purpose for each and the activity in one is directly connected to the season coming behind it. Personally, the majority of my wisdom is a result of my 'monsoon and/or drought' seasons, seasons typically not considered 'sweet'. To grow, evolve or in some cases transform altogether is not usually an easy process, it requires work because we are leaving the familiar to enter the unknown. The monsoon rains help to wash away muck while fire burns it way and droughts suffocate them...only to leave fresh, nutrient rich soil in which to plant our new seeds ♡. –Misha N. Granado, MPH, MS
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