“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”
one can use a bridge to get from one place to another - be it physically, mentally, or spiritually. a bridge can be used to unite 2 opposite sides - for example death can be a bridge bringing together estranged friends - and love can be the bridge that ends hate.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself;
for every man has need to be forgiven.
the idea of crossing a bridge and celebrating the transition from one place to another came up quite a few times....yet there were 2 main ideas about what to do with the bridge when crossed - leave it intact or burn it. i had a hard time seeing the benefit of burning a bridge. it seems disrespectful to the person or place you are leaving behind. i don't doubt that there are people and places that warrant a complete elimination from your life - situations that you never want to experience again or people that you would be happy to have to never see again - yet the thought of burning the bridge after you leave that place seems to me that you haven't healed and still hold anger inside. i prefer the celebration to be not only one of joy to leave a situation/person - but rather that you have left a much wiser, happier person.
I demolish my bridges behind me - then there is no choice but forward”
“We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us,
with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke,
and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”
“The only bad thing about burning your bridges behind you is that the world is round”
maybe the next time you cross a bridge - or are getting ready to do so - spend some time to really reflect on the journey
“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river
slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”
winnie the pooh