It’s interesting that I primarily work with women navigating life transitions, and here I am, going through another life transition myself. As I’ve been navigating my own transitions (and, yes, leaning in heavily on all the same tools & practices that I teach in my programs), I thought of this really great story about letting go. It goes like this…
There was a monkey and he stuck his hand in a jar to grab a piece of fruit. So, he stuck his hand in the jar and wrapped his hand around the piece of fruit, but when he went to pull it out of the jar he found that his hand was stuck! He couldn’t pull the piece of fruit out of the jar. He tried and tried, but he was stuck. It wasn’t until he opened his fist and let go of the piece of fruit, that he was able to get unstuck and pull his hand out of the jar.
The moral of the story: Sometimes the only way to get unstuck is to let go.
Letting go can feel SO hard! Especially when you don’t know what’s next. It can bring up feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, fear, shame, and even failure. But, it isn’t until you let go that you create space for new to enter into your life.
As I was thinking more about this story, I wondered if, after the monkey let go and pulled his hand out of the jar, realized that he was sitting right next to a fruit tree the entire time! What if that piece of fruit you’re pining over isn’t really meant for you anyways? And, what if that’s because you’re sitting right next to a fruit tree of opportunity, but you couldn’t see it when you were focused on the jar? Sometimes letting go is the exact thing you need to do in order to broaden your perspective and find creative solutions to what you’re going through.
Where is it that you feel “stuck” right now? Is there something you need to let go of in order to move forward? Comment below or use the Contact Form to share your response with me. I read and reply to every message myself.
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