Life is a flow of ever changing events, moment to moment; yet how often do you stand in its path trying to stop its movement?
People appear in your life for a period; then they leave. Why do you get upset?
Your ideas are popular one day and forgotten or ridiculed the next. Why are you offended?
Something unpleasant arrives for a visit, only to be transformed into a moment of unexpected joy. Why are you surprised?
How often have you found yourself expending energy holding onto people, beliefs and things? Or found yourself expending your energy resisting change?
Pay attention to the parade of the seasons. There is a message there. That’s nature’s way of reminding you that nothing stays forever.
Even those majestic trees that live for hundreds of years eventually fall to the forest floor and decay back into the soil that grew them.
Every mountain, edifice and monument on the planet is slowly turning to dust.
What makes you think today’s troubles will be here tomorrow?
It doesn’t matter what’s going on in your life; it will pass. Take a moment and recall an earlier time in your life – it’s not the same as today, is it?
Your part in the play of life is to notice and experience, and then let go. It’s not to hoard and hold on to everything and everyone that comes along.
You won’t be staying here forever either, so make the most of your visit and experience as much as you can, instead of lamenting over people and things that have served their purpose in your life and moved on.
Why do you think resisting change is such a common human behavior?
Spend some time identifying issues you are holding on to.
Spend some time identifying people you are holding on to.
Allow yourself to feel the pain of your loss, and then let it go.
Record your observations and thoughts in your journal.
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