The story of the phoenix teaches us the lesson of endings and beginnings. In Greek mythology, the phoenix is a mythological bird that regenerates its own life. When it felt its impending death, the phoenix would ignite itself into a magnificent fire. Later, it reemerged from its own ashes, reborn. The phoenix knows that endings always inspire new beginnings. It knows when to let go!
I have learned if I can let go when it is time, endings bring a great sense of freedom. In the past, I have held on way too long and it was painful. I knew deep down that it was time, but I did not want to accept it. I did not know what my new beginning would look like, so I felt it was safer to stay. I also did not know how to do endings gracefully with love and compassion.