Sometimes, letting things go is an act of far greater power, than defending and hanging on.. Eckhart Tolle
There is a story of a man who had done everything he could, to keep a pesky rabbit out of his garden.
He put fencing around the entire space, he set traps and bait and still, the rabbit nibbled his way through all the vegetables.
After no success, the man was fed up and came up with an idea to do it differently. He decided to leave the front gate open, and as he sat on his porch, he waited and watched.
After many hours of waiting, the man was surprised to see the rabbit scurry out the gate.
All this time the man thought he had been trying to keep the rabbit out, but instead, he was inadvertently keeping it trapped in.
How often do we barricade and trap our hurt, pain and grief inside, believing we are protecting ourselves and keeping the enemy out?
Sometimes all we need is a different approach, and give ourselves permission to open the gate, and set these feelings free.
(Based on a story from Mark Nepo)
25 thoughts on “Open the Gate”
Really good point.
Thank you Joseph 🌈
Wow. Great story. Thank you. 💕
It is! Thank you Carrie 💚💕
What a great little parable to illustrate openness. Thanks, Karen. ❤
Thank you Eliza 💚💕
Permission to open the gate. Love that. Thanks Karen.
Permission granted Dave! Thank you 💚
Ah…so true. Love, love, love Mark Nepo. Thanks for sharing!
Love him too Vicki 🌈💕
Wonderful story. Thank you Helen for bringing this powerful message home. 💛
Thank you Val! I hope your workshop is going well! I may have to change my name for you ha 🌈💚😀
They are great! Thank you 🌟💕
Wow! Profound thought. Thanks.
Thanks Ronnie. 🌈
Beautiful story. cheers to opening gates. Thanks for sharing ♡
Thank you Shobhna! Yes and may we all know the freedom from opening them 🌈💕
I’m reading a Mark Nepo book now:). But haven’t come across this story yet. Thanks for sharing another great nugget of wisdom.
Thanks Kristine! He is a gem 💕💚
I saw him speak last year.
Wow. Was he as good as his writing? 💚
Letting go is not easy, but whether we like it or not we have to let go of things and people from time to time as we go along our journey in life. As everything changes and change is the only constant in life, we need to let go in order for change of the old to make room for the new. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Many Blessings of Love, Light and Healing Energies are being sent your way. May God Bless You 🙂 ❤
Thank you Deepa. I appreciate your wise thoughts and blessings. 🙏🏻🌈💕