Many times, I’ve been a product of my environment. Setting influences choices. A particular situation may inform considerations that were once foreign concepts. Unlike a plant, we have the ability to remove ourselves from poisonous soil. We do not have to wither where we may have been planted.
The problem occurs when we’ve become deeply rooted in transient territory. We become desperate to hang on. And desperation often yields delusion. Learning when to let go may be the most important lesson life teaches. When we disregard its tutelage, we cling to death. We become a victim of the inevitable. But when we are open to change, we are subject to growth. We cast off our limitations, we raise our ceiling, we extend our reach. We can touch the sky.