Facing loss is something that we spend most of our lives fearful of and busy trying to avoid.
The irony is, that although the loss is difficult, our way of handling it is relative to our perspective on life.
When we can see the bigger picture, the loss becomes part of the whole picture and not an isolated gaping hole that we see when we’re focused on a narrow view of seeing it solely as a ‘wrong happening.’ The entire grieving process, in essence, is our way of going from a narrow view of the gaping hole and slowly expanding this at our pace, into a wider view of the bigger picture.
If we saw autumn trees as suffering the loss of their leaves, we would miss the greater picture of evolution. Autumn trees are preparing for winter; their time to rest, rejuvenate and restore and to emerge again in glorious magnificence, through spring blossoms.
If we could take this one leaf from the book of nature and learn to embrace loss as part of our evolution. If we could refrain from focussing on the transitional emptiness, and instead accept the time to rest, restore and rejuvenate, we’d all blossom to our fullest potential.
Today, we invite you to think about the seasons in your life. Are you embracing time to rest and rejuvenate or are you diluting that time with a painful focus on the narrow view of the emptiness? Try to embrace the evolution and blossom like you are meant to.
Wishing you a Saturday of reframing; from narrow view to big picture view….