Every Story Has An Ending

Nothing in this life lasts forever and every story has an ending. Everything… people, situations, money and possessions, are constantly flowing in and out of our lives. The only constant in life is change – with every situation and every moment in life is transitioning to what is next.

Yet we spend a great deal of energy resisting this flow. We hold dearly onto anything that we perceive as good and fight like crazy to not let it go, ever. We may hold onto these things or attempt too hold on long after we may know deep down that it is time to let go. The little voice inside our heads may whisper it is time to change or time leave, yet our attachment and our fear of releasing, for whatever reason, may prevent us from doing so.

Sometimes good things come into our lives and leave, and they must leave in order to allow greater things to come at another time. Every story has an ending and each story must end in order for another one to begin.

How often do we try to hold onto negative and harmful things solely because we are afraid of letting go? How much damage do we do to others and ourselves by refusing to let go at times? How long do we stay in jobs that are no longer fulfilling because we are afraid of losing the paycheck? How long do we stay in relationships that have truly long past expired out of fear of being alone?

Everything is temporary; everything is in passing. Whatever we try to hold onto when if fact we should let go, goes against the flow of the universe and that forces us to waste more energy trying to hold on. It is an exhausting endeavor.

When you understand that every story has an ending, it gives you a new kind of freedom. By not having that attachment you gain the freedom necessary to be open to new things in life. The less attached you are to one thing; the more space you have available for everything else.

Every story has an ending and at each end, we tend to be sad and focus on the loss. Instead, we should be thankful for what we had and then be open to what is coming next without expectations or attachment.

Letting go of an old story in anticipation of a new one can be challenging but it is necessary in life. Welcome change and newness in life by letting the old stories end and allowing other new ones to begin. You will be amazed at what happens next.

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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