Friday, March 6, 2015

Some Thoughts on Pruning

“Everything has seasons, and we have to be able to move into the next season.  Everything that is alive requires pruning as well, which is a great metaphor for endings.” 
—Henry Cloud, psychologist, author

I’ve been pruning a lot lately.  The garden is now better because of my thinning, shaping, redirecting.  When you prune a fruit tree, the energy is redirected, refocused. Good pruning cuts out those parts that are diseased, dead, misdirected, helping the plant grow better, have a more bountiful harvest.

When I take my pruning shears into the garden, I am reminded to look again at my life, and apply those lessons inward.


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