Rumi said to be like a tree and to let the dead leaves drop. This is a sad but necessary part of life and part of growing. We are like trees, we get excited when new leaves start to bloom in our lives. This represents new life, new growth and may even represent warmth and sunshine. Most of us get excited when the leaves turn colors and we then experience a different beauty, it reminds us to be appreciative of the trees and what they bring to our lives. However, the mess that follows is typically unattractive, it makes a giant mess and it takes work to clean it up. If we apply this to our lives, I think that we will find that sometimes it is necessary to be like a tree and know when to let things in our lives go. Rumi pointed out that the leaves that fall are dead leaves, they are no longer alive. In our lives, at times, different things do help to bring life to us and yet we are not like the trees. We hang on and this can be for several reasons. Sometimes we hang on out of obligation, or guilt or shame and sometimes we hang on because we don't want to be vulnerable just like the tree with no leaves. I hope that there comes a point in all of our lives, when we would rather be vulnerable and want new life more than whatever has driven us to keep holding on to something that is dead.
Take care everyone, I trust that you will begin to let go of what is holding you back, so that you can move forward in your life have a great week and thanks for reading.