Rebuilding the Web


This picture of a few spider webs shows how beautiful the intricate tapestry of a spider can be.

Like life, the beautiful tapestry created can be wiped out in a moment at the whim of nature or humanity.  It doesn’t lessen how beautifully crafted it was and how it was used, but there’s still a sense of loss at its demise.

Like nature, when we experience the loss of the beauty and foundation of what we’ve built, we, too, must begin to rebuild…one weave at a time.  We begin to recreate what we have lost by creating a solid foundation or attachment to one.

The spider knows his survival requires rebuilding his web so he can catch his prey.  So he lets go of what no longer is and begins anew, focusing not on what was lost but what lies ahead.  He starts with one strand and builds upon that with another, patiently creating the twists and turns needed to put it all together.  It may never be what it once was, but it will provide what he needs.

Nature teaches us beautiful lessons about acceptance, letting go and moving forward.

When we experience loss, we, too, can emulate what the spider knows…we have to accept what is, let go of what was and begin to rebuild.  No, things may not look or be like they once were, but we can envision what it is we want to create.  With patience and love, all things are possible.


About Kathy Ruff

Kathy Ruff is a seasoned, freelance business and inspirational writer and author of the Sharing Peace on the Path blog.
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