Sunday, 6 May 2012
Knowing when to let go
How often do we resuscitate a dying plant, knowing that with just a bit more of our energy, it will thrive again? Sadly, the path is already set and we may be powerless against it. Plants die. It is just hard to let go of something you've become attached to. We sew a piece of ourselves to the items and people and goals around us. Spend some time thinking of other aspects of your life where letting go might be a more gentle option than fighting. Your work, a relationship that is waning, a pet who is ill or aging, clothes that do not fit, your home. Sometimes, although we don't want to, we need to surrender and say good-bye before more pain is inflicted. In the letting go, we prepare a new pot for another plant to grow. Which, when the right time again, presents itself.