In Hinduism, the god Shiva is considered the great destroyer – a transformer of energies. But in our Western world, destruction is considered a negative action.
What we seem to be missing is that life happens in cycles. We cannot build new without tearing down the old. We cannot be better people without getting rid of bad habits.
What are you holding onto that no longer serves you?
Without change, life is comfortable and safe. It is predictable and consistent. But are we really here to experience the same exact events everyday?
There is an entire world out there to explore. Through that exploration, we have the opportunity to learn life lessons. Those lessons bring us strength, resilience, and ultimately can bring us closer to God and our true life purpose.
Like a plant that has been pruned, change helps us grow.
The process of change can be painful, but it is always necessary. Take comfort in the process and look for the lesson within it.
What are you learning from letting go of the old?
What good are you making room for in your life by releasing the old?
Like a phoenix rises from its ashes, you will be renewed.
Om Namah Shivaya