Beneath the Gingko Tree

gingko-treeThe weather has been unseasonably warm for mid-late October here in Wisconsin. As the beautiful day outside beckoned me for time in my hammock, it was in honor of my love of being outside that I headed out the door.

As I lay beneath this amazing gingko tree that loomed more than 40 feet above me, I began to notice the seeds that hung heavy from its branches. Truth be told, they made their presence known by dropping on me…one…after another…and then another.

I began to wonder. I wondered about their likeness to humankind and how all too often we hang on to things, people, or thoughts that no longer serve us. Often times we hang on to them because, quite frankly, we don’t know how to let them go. The notion of letting go can be frightening and sometimes painful.  

That’s when it occurred to me. The gingko seeds need to let go this year, like all the years before this one. They are destined to fall to the ground and eventually find their way into the soil so that life can begin again in spring.

And so, one by one, my gingko tree is letting go of its seeds. Although the remaining seeds try their best to hold on as long as they can, in due time, they too will let go.  

And what about us? Is it time for us to let go of the things that no longer serve us?

For me, it’s time to let go of those limiting beliefs that hold me back from being fully alive in the world.  

What is it for you? What no longer serves you?

Let it go! Then watch in awe for what life has in store for you.

As a personal development coach, I’d love to work with you to let go of what’s holding you back from your awesomeness. Click here for a complimentary clarity call where we explore your dreams, figure out what’s holding you back, and then set next steps in place to get you to where your heart races with joy.

“Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power

than defending or hanging on.”  ~ Eckhart Tolle ~

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