Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Power of Letting Go

I quote from Julia Butterfly Hill:

As I started to picture the trees in the storm, the answer began to dawn on me. The trees in the storm don't try to stand up straight and tall and erect. They allow themselves to bend and be blown with the wind. They understand the power of letting go. Those trees and those branches that try too hard to stand up strong and straight are the ones that break.

This analogy rings true for the problems we face everyday. Some battles should be fought, but not all battles need to be won. Energy can be saved for battles that matter.

For those with minimal impact, live and let live. For those with outcomes that we cannot change, escalate it to someone who can make the difference, and not try to resolve something that's not achievable within your power.

Letting go helps us mentally. Learn to do that.

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