Better to have a hand open to endless possibilities, and a world filled with birdsong.
Better to be on a journey toward a hopeful destination than clinging to what one has, grasping to keep it, regardless of what else the world might hold for you if you could let go.
|A shy pileated woodpecker in our woods, which in my opinion is worth more than, oh, a sparrow in the hand. |
Even if there's not TWO of them.
If I had the choice to win $1000 in the lottery, but would have to forgo any future chance of winning the big jackpot, I wouldn't want it. I play rarely, but what I'm buying into is the idea that something of legendary proportions could happen.
I buy into that idea in life.
There are great things out there, better than what's in your hand right now. I don't mean to say I'm constantly longing for something I don't have, but that you can be both happy with what you have and where you are, and also open to all of the other, wondrous possibilities the world has to offer.