The oak does not lament the transition of seasons which causes its leave to change colors, wither and eventually fall away. Nor does the falling away of its leaves cause the death of the tree itself.
We can learn a lot in our study of nature. In doing so, we observe that spring comes forth to reward the oak with fresh, new leaves to adorn its branches.
In this, we should understand that some people and circumstances can come into our lives for only a season. Grieving something that once was, can be painful. This is suffering and we are not here for suffering.
When our circumstances change, we must accept what is new. Overlooking our current reality looking back for one that has passed may cause us to miss the gifts that our present circumstance is trying to give us.
Each spring brings the renewal of fresh leaves.
Let’s look for the renewal within our changing circumstances. This means that we must desist from searching out the dead which has fallen away from us.
We cannot find life in the same place we seek death.
It is also necessary to remember that change does not mean the death of us. We can bring the lessons we've learned to the next stage and grow with our newfound wisdom.
Burying ourselves in pain, feelings of worthlessness and defeat are not self serving. Burying ourselves hinders our growth and casts a shadow on our potential.
Like the oak, we don’t die with the falling away of the dead. We thank God for the changing of seasons and look forward to the spring which always brings a renewal of growth.
This message can be particularly difficult to apply in the face of a recent loss. So we must prepare ourselves in advance with the understanding that life will bring with it change. Circumstances will not always be what we are used to, comfortable with or expected. This is the cycle of life.
Some consider it cruel but in fact, it is what we make of it.
Spring brings the renewal of fresh leaves.
Look for life. Look for opportunities of growth. Appreciate what is now and live for today.
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Nurah strives to enlighten, empower and engage her readers with the wealth of knowledge she has gained from her own experiences and those of others from whom she has learned.