Pruning Your Life

Working with plants and landscapes, a person may do some pruning. When pruning, I notice, it is necessary for me to have some faith that the plants will grow back and fill in. They look so bare, and not so alive when I first cut them back, especially if I cut them back by much. It often reminds me then, of my life.

There are ways we prune in our lives, letting go of old habits, old items or relationships, old thought patterns, old ways of being. Our egos get so attached, so wrapped up in some of these things that it may be hard to let go. It might be scary. Who will I be without that habit? Who will I be without that belief? Who will I be without that relationship? It really is about faith or trust, just knowing that no matter how different it looks at first, new growth will occur there, and be it a plant, or your life, you will find even more beauty there than ever before.

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