Sitting at my desk, I notice outside the window a dance of leaves. One by one they release from a tree branch and float gracefully through the air until reaching a final resting place.
The journey may take a minute or two, but when they reach the ground the leaves cover it with a coat of many colors.
You would think the wind is what causes them to fall, but at this moment there is no wind. No, the leaves just seem to let go as if tired of hanging on.
Watching the leaves float through the air before dropping gently to the ground evokes surprising thoughts. I wonder why it is not as easy for people to let go. Why is it we hang on to old hurts, to anger, to frustration, to dissatisfaction with the hand we’ve been dealt.
Just as leaves have their season, perhaps the same should be true for those things that interfere with human life. Can you envision letting go, releasing those things that stay silently hidden and allowing them to fall gently to the ground?
Though it may not always be easy, my guess is that letting go leads to a happier life.