July 20, 2015
“The more you let go, the less weight you have to carry uphill.” Anodea Judith said that, and it presents a compelling visual.
We see this person sweating, pushing, head down, leaning forward to balance the load. Once the burden is dropped, they stand up straight, breathe, lift their head up, refocus and see what is in front of them more clearly.
Because letting go of the weight really levels the hill.
When we think about it, there really is no “uphill” – everything is forward. Every minute of every day our potential and that of everything and everyone around us is being realized, and that realization is always forward whether we recognize it and value it or not. The only hills we climb are the ones we label as hills – the only weight we carry is what we decide is heavy.
We all have circumstances and life situations that challenge us. We can let our ego tell us those challenges are obstacles or allow our spirit to reframe them as openings. We can choose to see things in a new way, and that new way keeps us going – forward.