I learned an important lesson some years ago when my brother-in-law taught me to juggle. The hardest part of juggling, much harder than trying to catch the balls, was actually letting them go. Until I stopped clutching the balls, I made no progress. When I finally gave up trying so hard and starting letting go, I learned to juggle. Even better, the higher I let the balls fly, the more time I had to watch them and gauge where they were going to come down so that I could keep juggling them.
My life of late has seen more a pattern of clutching than anything else. Perhaps that is why I discovered not one, but TWO gray hairs earlier this year.
(I plucked them out promptly…)
While I’m not really thinking of joining the circus next year, I might take up juggling,
and letting go again.
What are you going to let go of today?