It wasn’t until mid-morning on Friday that I noticed that one of my earrings was missing. I had gone to bed, as always, wearing my earrings. Only to discover hours later that one was missing.
The pearl earrings were precious to me as they were a gift from some very dear to me. I searched high and low but to no avail. I was gutted.
Whilst I am not particularly materialistic, it wasn’t about the earring. It was about what I had lost and what the earring represented in my life. It represented memories and a connection that I felt toward the person that gave them to me.
How often do you attach meaning to objects or people? It is the significance that you attach to someone or something that makes losing it more painful.
They say the only constant thing in life is change. Sometimes you resist change and it makes life more difficult for you. By clinging to things of the past, you stop yourself from experiencing the fullness of what is present.
Life changes, people move on, stuff goes missing. As much as it is painful or disappointing, there is a lesson in it too. By accepting that life is no longer the same, it frees you to see the blessings you have now. Once you let go of what was, you create capacity for what is.
Are you open to see what good there really is in your life or are you still looking for that missing earring (hanging onto the past)?
It doesn’t make the past less significant but it is about letting go of what was and being open what was is.
Where you are right now, are you present? Are you able to see how you have grown and what new blessings you have in your life?