You can have your cake and eat it. But my God, it will go rotten inside you. —D.H. Lawrence—
When we try to hang on to another person or to any part of life, we impede the natural flow. To be in harmony, we must let go. “You must lose your life in order to find it.” Real strength, real self-respect, is achieved only by setting the hungry self aside.
It’s human to want to hold on to what’s precious. But life’s real treasure is found in achieving the rhythm of ebb and flow. Joy can’t be a constant state. Glory is part of a cycle that includes defeat.
accepting imperfection, accepting change, is a part of accepting our humanity.We obey the same cyclic laws that govern the universe. Success in living depends on accepting that one day we’ll eat cake and the next we won’t. Fear tempts us to hoard the crumbs of our success, but wisdom lets us brush them away.
I will remember that joys recur just as sorrows do.