Do you remember as a child ever trying to capture a butterfly? With delicate wings, the butterfly bounces and floats gracefully through the air. It seems like the more we tried to capture it though, the more it eluded us. Yet if we had become still, taken a deep breath, and extended our hand, it might have landed right in our palm.
Oftentimes, we bring upon ourselves so much unnecessary pain by not letting go and allowing the Universe to reveal to us its plan. George Ohsawa writes, “Life can be so easy. Refuse to let go and you are a person drowning; the more you struggle, the faster you sink.” Maybe no truer words have been said.