Buddha says that life is like a tree with many colored leaves. Each one is at a different stage of maturity. As leaves die and fall off, they become compost that nourish the tree and help it to keep growing. So, you see, it is necessary for some parts of your life to die in order for new growth to occur. What activity or obligation is sucking the life out of your tree? Perhaps it is time to let it die so you can move on and grow from the nourishment it will provide as it composts into the ground.
We were asked to make an intention around this quote. I had to think about a part of me I am holding onto to, but should let die. The first thing that came to mind was my wedding planning business in Wisconsin, but I am already letting it go by selling it. But is that all? No, I still have memorabilia on the walls of my office and I have files and files of past clients' weddings. So, this is what I chose to focus on. It's time to purge the stuff that went with Top Shelf Weddings & Events (of course, I won't do this until the sale is final, but you get the idea).
I am at a standstill with my new venture and I need motivation to move forward. Perhaps by purging this old life, I can begin the new one. And the experience of those leaves will nourish me as new buds sprout. Or some some such other metaphor.