Posts Tagged: change

Letting Go

I recently had the opportunity to see the Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in southern India create a stunning sand mandala. They spent four days constructing the intricate masterpiece, and then swept it all up in a ceremony symbolizing impermanence. The tradition dates back centuries and reminds us that in life we can put our all into whatever we do and remain unattached to the permanence of a particular outcome; that nothing lasts forever and that letting go is a key component to working with the laws of nature.

But knowing when to let go is not always easy. Especially when it’s something we’ve poured our heart and soul into. There are times, though, when unden