The value of pruning

green buds on a tree branch

“No one likes the process of pruning and the pain of loss, but fruit only grows on new wood.” ~Leonard Sweet

I hate letting go of things or relationships or dreams … or just about anything else. Loss is painful and scary.

But I’ve also noticed that after I allow myself to prune that which is no longer helpful in my life and let go of what needs to be released, I inevitably find more space for growth and new opportunities for expansion.

Seeing that pattern re-appear so consistently time after time has begun to loosen my death grip on what I currently have so I can let go with more grace and ease over time.