Holding On and Letting Go

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The thing about nature is that it has a mind of it’s own. It moves with a sense of purpose unlike any other. Strong willed, yet at the same time soft and beautiful. Nothing can stop it, however much we want to.

One thing that is for certain, everything in nature has to die and be reborn. And so do we because we are a part of this everything. We are nature.

Surrendering to nature and at the same time having a strong sense of purpose in life is hard. Because all that we create and accomplish in this life has to die, it has to end. A terrifying proposition to a species who think they are the superior ones on this planet. A scary proposition to the conditioned human mind.

Why scary?

Scary because our mind is built to keep us alive. It’s sole purpose is to build something it can hold on to so it can feel or think it’s safe.

So we as part of nature are in constant conflict with ourselves. A constant death and rebirth. Part of us built for survival, another knowing that it has to die. Swim in that paradox for a while. A good point for reflection.

Safety is another paradoxical idea in this existence.

The whole idea of safety on a rock in the middle of space seems quite funny to the trained mind. So in essence we cannot possibly be safe. Death is always around the corner. We are literally hanging on a thread in every moment. Quite scary, yet liberating.

Liberating because we have the freedom to experiment and live our lives with more boldness, risk etc knowing that. Safely in the knowing that we will die and everything in existence will be destroyed. And reborn once again.

Take this with a grain of salt because this is not an excuse to live a foolish life. This idea or thought is meant to liberate You from the fear of death. Or the illusion of safety. You can take Your pick.

This is important to live a more full life on this planet. To understand and live with the cycles of nature. To understand that there is a beginning and an end. And after that the cycle repeats itself again.

Wishing You all the freedom in the world.

Ian Altosaar

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