Mantra Monday XXIII: Let Go So New Growth Can Take Root
Author: Joe Lizz
This week I was reminded by Kayleigh, one of the other amazing team members here at Blue Ridge Hemp, of the importance of letting go, new growth, and that the old saying “when one door closes another door opens”can apply to something as simple as pruning a flower so that it can continue to thrive and bloom.
(Serious side note, if you don’t know who Kayleigh is, she is just magic in human form, and she helps produce all our products with l-o-v-e).
This is one of those simple concepts that in our minds make us think: “well, duh” but when it’s time to actually apply the theory into action, we can freeze, panic, or divert to old behaviors in order to seek comfort in familiarity.
Change is hard, and scary. Jumping into the unknown is always risky, and sometimes the reward isn’t even a reward at all.
Sometimes, we end up worse off than we were when we finally decided to leap, but sometimes we can’t even imagine our lives without taking the risk because the reward is greater than we ever could have imagined.
Sometimes the growth that we experience alters us in ways that leave us breathless, unable to even recognize the person we use to be.
Remember that like most things in life, growth isn’t linear. Even the physical evolution of your body throughout your life is not linear; you eventually hit a peak and slowly decline.
Acknowledge and embrace the imperfections of both life and growth, value the journey’s process more than the ultimate end result, and view challenges as opportunities to push yourself in uncomfortable circumstances to see that failing is only failing if you don’t see it as learning.
In order for new things to grow, change must occur.
Onions shed old layers to reveal new ones, flowers need to be pruned so that new buds can eventually bloom, old relationships have to be moved on from for new ones to flourish.
You need new, positive spaces and energy to begin anew, so that you aren’t starting fresh in toxic soil.
You need a new, bigger pot for your roots to expand beyond your current level of comfort.
So, do you jump, or do you stay grounded? Do you allow the door behind you to close, and run through the new door?
Do you trim off the dead so the new can flourish?
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