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By Tony DeLorger
Depletion is a natural state,
the waning of growth until the stillness of death,
ever-present in life yet misunderstood,
often judged and contended in response.
Life and all within it exists in cycles,
nurtured until fruition, lived and lost,
every thought, action and circumstance,
in a circular prison of finite being.
Nothing lives forever,
only transforms from one state to another,
the natural progression of energy,
depletion the sign of change and transformation.
We may aspire to achieve,
and in doing so be gratified,
yet after that point of success, what then,
even maintaining it simply exacerbates depletion and change.
Depletion needs to be accepted and respected,
thereby opening a door to change and new cycles,
transforming love, relationships and circumstance,
necessary in the complete experience of them.
Life and indeed all our collective experience,
is steeped in opportunity and possibility,
and how we accept the natural cycles of life,
determines how we cope and accept change as our teacher.
Depletion is not loss but a sign of beginnings,
each cycle brimming with hope and reward,
and it is we who must embrace it,
to realize all that we can be within this myriad of experience we call life.