What nature teaches us about letting go.
I was looking at the leaves falling away from the tree just outside my window in meditation this morning. As I was watching this tree shedding away its old leaves and letting go of everything externally of itself that makes it what it is; I could see that like us, it is just going through a change. These deciduous trees lose their leaves in order to conserve water and/or to better survive the winter weather conditions coming their way. Nature always knows what it is doing, and I often find in my life, that if things are “falling away”, then it is just nature’s way of preparing us for something that we may not be able to see coming around the corner, or sometimes (if we are lucky!), preparing us for something better that is coming our way!
We don’t know, what we don’t know, and if something is wanting to go from your life, allow it, and trust that everything is working out for you.
“In the end, only three things matter:
How much you loved,
How gently you lived,
and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”