This quote from Rumi makes me let out a great big sigh…and then leaves me with a smile on my face. It’s such a lovely message. We all need a gentle reminder from time to time to let go of the things that no longer serve us.
How many of us are holding onto things that we no longer need? We carry our dead leaves (i.e baggage) around with us for many reasons. I think the biggest reason tends to be a fear of the work involved in really letting our leaves drop… (or sometimes it’s just out of habit because we’ve carried them for so long. Kinda like a really uncomfortable and scratchy security blanket.
No matter the reason, Rumi’s message makes it seem so simple. Can it possibly be THAT simple?
I think the choice to let go is pretty simple. There will be work involved after…because without the work, we will probably just end up raking up all those leaves and carrying them around in big old garbage bags…not a pleasant image, is it?
But the choice itself is so very simple.
Free yourself and do the hard work, or continue to be caged.
The choice is yours…but I hope you’ll choose to ‘be like a tree‘
Thanks for reading~