A Fistful Of Sand

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

Life is indeed a balance between holding on and letting go.

And like a fistful of sand, the tighter you grasp it, the more it slips away.

The harder you hold on, the more it escapes you

The more you push it, the more you repel it

There is indeed a time for holding on and a time for letting go

But the skill is in knowing how and when

In discerning what’s good for you and what’s not.

In knowing the right time

And finding that balance so everything is indeed where it needs to be.

You can’t live a full life without first reconciling your relationship with death

Because the more you try and 'stay alive'

The less risks you take

The more comfort and safety you seek

And the more you live in fear

And this is when real Life escapes you.

But to approach it with reckless abandon also means that chaos ensues

And chaos can lead to destruction and the darkening of the soul.

So it may be wise to settle for ‘just enough’ -

Giving just enough and taking just enough

Just enough effort

Just enough vulnerability

And just enough risk.

And being able to recognise those things and people worth holding onto

Those that are worth the risk