Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."
You are invited, like Mr. Copperfield in Dickens's novel, to explore this autumnal season of introspection the depths of your connection to the Earth as an integral part of Nature beside every other aspect of Nature. Explore your kinship to trees, rocks, mountains, sandy beaches, rivers, pumpkins, apples, bread, your neighbor, the president, your partner, the bus driver, the moth on your porchlight, the owl you heard hooting, your pet, your neighbors pet, and some predator chasing its prey on an African savannah while you watch from the safe-distance of PBS-programming.
Run the list as long as you like from now until late November, and among all the other things you contemplate - your goals, your finances, your loved ones, your community - consider your gratitude for the vast and beautiful web of influences that share the air we all breathe and the water we all drink. Allow yourself to be humbled, gracious, and feel well-placed in your own right (at-home with yourself). Decide if you are the hero of your own life - or if you have given it over to someone or something else. Take a moment to appreciate yourself and this planet earth upon which you find yourself.
Peace & Blessings!