This past week, we came across a beautiful Chinese proverb that we would like to share with you. It reads:
Weeds happen, that’s just a fact - but we can prevent them from taking over our gardens. After taking the appropriate steps to pull a weed, sometimes we're left with extra feelings about that weed. For example, it could be that we are holding a grudge against our friend even after they've apologized, or we feel some shame or embarrassment about our weed, or maybe we just can’t stop thinking about it! A lesson in the power of letting go might help give us the tools we need to say goodbye to that weed for good.
Letting go of your weeds can be as simple as imagining them as a bird passing over you or as a handful of weeds being yanked from the ground. Proverbs like the one we mentioned above are great because they provide us with imagery and symbols that help us practice mindfulness and visualize our ability to physically let go of the complicated emotions we experience.
Below are a few mindfulness techniques to help you let go of any lingering weeds. Be sure to let us know which one is your favorite!
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