Where would we be if Winter decided to keep it's cold icy clutches on us? If Fall just said, "Hey, I want to stick around for a few more months."? If Spring suddenly decided that she wanted to bloom all year long? Or Summer wanted to continue on with it's long hot days?
Two words: Total annihilation! Everything would slip quickly from dynamic disequalibrium into a state that could not be sustained. Thus total failure.
The lessons nature has to teach us are simple and abundant. We must always let go continually. The quicker we do so the more we get to enjoy the next season of our lives. This lesson can be applied to ALL things.
Lately I have been thinking about how hard it can be to do this even when we know in our hearts that we should. I think it comes down to faith. Knowing that we will be fine in the transition from each season into the fruitfulness of the next phase. Nature never abandoned it's knowing that the end is simply not the end but THE rebirth.
I don't know about you but taking lessons from something that uses it's intuition about how to go from acorn into a MIGHTY oak tree is exactly where I want to be.