When something in your life is not working,
you try to fix it. Then, if that doesn't work,
you may pretend for a while that it's fixed
even though you know it isn't.
Finally, you realize that your heart
just isn't in the job or the relationship.
That's when you are ready to let go of it.
Letting go is an act of substantial courage.
There is always some degree of pain
in the release of someone or something
that once brought you joy and happiness.
You will have to be patient and mourn the loss.
But when your mourning is over,
you will see things differently.
As the old dies, the new is born.
The phoenix rises from the ashes of destruction.
If you stay centered in your life
while the fire burns around you,
opportunities you never could have dreamed of
will begin to reveal themselves.
From Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini