Losing the Dead Part
By Steve Goodier
I am discovering that many people want, above all else, to live life
fully. But sometimes the past prohibits our living and enjoying life
to the ut≠most in the present.
A schoolteacher entered his room a few minutes early and noticed a
mealworm labori≠ously crawling along the floor. It had somehow been
in≠jured. The back part of the worm was dead and dried up, but still
attached to the front, living part by just a thin thread.
As the teacher studied the strange sight of a poor worm pulling its
dead half across the floor, a little girl ran in and noticed it there.
Pick≠ing it up, she said, "Oh, Oscar, when are you going to lose that
dead part so you can really live?"
What a marvelous question for all of us! When are we going to lose
that dead part so we can really live? When are we going to let go of
past pain so we can live fully? When are we go≠ing to drop the baggage
of needless guilt so we can expe≠rience life? When are we going to let
go of that past resentment so we can know peace?
Have you been dragging something that is dead and gone around with
you? Are you ready to "lose that dead part so you can really live"?
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