The colorful and vibrant changing of the leaves each autumn reminds Dr. Robin that everything happens in accordance with the cycle of life. We have moments where we perk up and feel the power of the life force, then we have moments where something comes in and it feels like it cuts us down. But again, the life force shows back up with its many colors, Dr. Robin says.
The moments that empower us and cause us pain are all part of the majesty of being part of this creation and humanity, she says. "Feel empowered and enlightened and strengthened that whatever it is that is happening in your cycle of life right now, things will come and things will go," she says. "Just breathe in this right-now moment."
The most important thing is to recognize that your life is a gift, Dr. Robin says. "Take time to recognize the cycle of life—there's a hello, there's a goodbye, there's a welcome, there's a 'please leave,' but that whole cycle belongs to you."
Printed from Oprah.com on Thursday, December 5, 2013