“If you feel like you’re losing everything, remember that trees lose their leaves every year and they still stand tall and wait for better days to come.”–tinybuddha.com
I do NOT feel that I am losing everything. I’ve had several new and wonderful things enter my life, for which I am grateful. But they were only able to enter as I LET GO of other things that no longer served me.
Letting go–shedding things that no longer serve us–can create room for things that do serve us to come rushing in.
Additionally, when we let go of things they can be gifts to those who actually do need the things we no longer need to hold onto.
There’s an old African proverb that tells us that when children are born, they come out with their fists clenched because that’s where they keep all their gifts. As they grow their hands learn to unfold because they’re learning to release their gifts to the world.
Unclench your fists. Release your gifts. Leave your hands open and see what comes to you.
Life is good and I am grateful.