I have so much going on in my life - a lot of fearful things. If only I could let go of the fear and just let life happen. I'm constantly searching for words, blogs, writings, quotes and sayings to give me that little pinch of hope in order to keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep on going.
I just read Paulo Coelho's blog and found that little nugget that helps tonight. I wanted to post it, with the hope that maybe it will be nourishment for another's trying moment.
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CHANGE AND RENEWAL by PAULO COELHO
When winter arrives, the trees must sigh in sadness as they see their leaves falling.
They say: ‘We will never be like we were before.’
Or still, what is the meaning of renewing oneself? The next leaves will have their own nature, they pertain to a new summer that approaches and which will never be like the one that passed.
Living means changing – and the seasons repeat these lessons to us every year.
Changing means going through a period of depression: we still don’t know the new and we have to forget everything we used to know.
But if we are a little patient, spring ends up arriving and we forget the winter of our hopelessness.
Change and renewal are the laws of life.
It is best to get used to them and not suffer about things that only exist to bring us joy.