This afternoon, I took a drive. It was a gorgeous day featuring unseasonably warm temperatures, so I opened the sun roof, cranked up some Ani DiFranco tunes and hit the back roads. As I drove, a few leaves floated into my car, and I thought about the beauty of autumn and the lessons the trees teach us about letting go. And I realized, for as long as I’ve appreciated nature’s release of that-which-no-longer serves, there’s an element of the process that I overlooked. A rather important element: Before the trees release their leaves, they stop feeding them. It’s a simple fact that’s […]Continue reading
Hurricane Sandy passed through my area yesterday and last night. As individuals and businesses made preparations, I found the following snippet in my Facebook News Feed:
“Let the power of the winds carry away all that is no longer serving you.”
What a beautiful perspective! While we were all rushing to stockpile water and take cover, Mother Nature was reminding us to focus on what’s important and prepare to let go of what isn’t.
Metaphorical True Story:
I started snowboarding the weekend after Christmas 2008. It was a rough start, yet I’ve improved quite a bit since that first lesson. I’ve always been very straight on the board… very conscious of every move I make… determined to remain upright…. and a bit freaked out by an uneven terrain. Earlier this week I started going faster and even tried the half-pipe. My confidence bumped up a notch.Continue reading