Wisdom in Letting Go

 

 

Let go and watch how you grow

Nature can be so overwhelming with its touches of bright greens and yellows. Stand  strong and look at its beauty.

Nature can be so overwhelming with its touches of bright greens and yellows. Stand strong and look at its beauty.

Sometimes we hold on to things too tightly, and then they slip away. If you want to be free or be able to keep something you desire, you have to give up and let it go.

I find that when I am a giving person who is only looking to help others on their path, I receive more.

It seems like it should be the opposite because working on yourself is important.

In the book, Tao of Leadership, author John Heider  speaks on letting go. He believes these paradoxes in life are something we will always struggle with.

 

 

This wisdom is strong in this feminine or Yin paradox:

By yielding, I endure.

The empty space is filled.

When I give of myself, I become more.

When I feel most destroyed, I am about to grow.

When I desire nothing, a great deal comes to me.

The older I get, the less I desire. The monetary needs of my youth are gone. I feel strong about helping others and do not care  about material things such as buying new clothing or things for my home. They are just things now. Those material things have less and less meaning as you age.

On Achievement

Maybe it is time for achievement and success in your life. You may even have to let go to be successful. Forget your point of view, listen to what others say and think, and then you may achieve a new found wisdom from others.

Taken in part from: Heider, J (1985) Tao of Leadership: Leadership Strategies for a New Age. New York, NY. Bantam Books.

 

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