Saturday, July 9, 2011
"There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn't the end of the world, it's the beginning of a new life."
If there is one thing that I try my hardest to avoid in life it is pain. Pain comes in many forms....disappointment.....losing somone you love.....or not living up to your potiential. When we avoid pain we do not give ourself the opporunity to freely feel or enjoy life. Sometimes it's important to let go no matter how hard or difficult it may be. The problem is Life is a continual process of letting go sometimes life may call for us to let go of painful situations or people who no loner nurture or support our life. This is a painful process in which we must take deep care of ourselves and be very patient and compassionate to our inner pain.
In time the pain lessens. As we get caught up in new experiences, we may forget the pain that lies within. Long after the situation ends, we may have memories or remembrances that sadden us and make us question where we are in life. This is all part of the growing process.
We know deep inside that no matter how much we try to imprison the pain that lies inside, because feeling something even pain is better then not feeling anything at all. We know that eventually like an imprisoned bird once we let it go it will fly free just like the joy we will feel when we free our pain. After letting go we get a new perspective in life by taking time to assess where we have gone and the new life we are creating.
You see it's not only about letting go it's about moving forward. If we don't move forward then we in sense push the pause button on our pain. Create new experiences and be thankful for the freedom that letting go gives you. By staying close to the rawness that letting go gives our heart, we are able to access what in life really touches us now. By pursuing what is important to us – we are on our way to creating a fabulous new life.
Times of change can be scary and deeply confusing, but it is a time where we must take stock in what is important to us now. We can change our energy for life by taking on new interests or activities we have always wanted to. We can change our entire perspective by doing just one thing differently. Love life and enjoy the experiences that life can fully bring.
Take time to slow down and find what is calling you from deep within. Notice what is happening around you. Close your eyes and listen to the sounds. Open your eyes and see the details you usually miss because you are too busy. Feel the air on your skin, feel the breath in your lungs. Feel the longings in your heart, notice what you notice. In this space, you notice new things and are touched by the magic of life.
You will be inspired in a new direction that has deeper fulfillment and meaning than the old life you let go. In time, the old life will be a memory you are grateful for, and quite possibly thankful it is over, because a sweeter, happier, and more meaningful existence is likely to have begun. In the past 6 months I have let go of many past experience I have had. Letting go of the pain has been a rewarding and inspiring experience for me. I have grown in ways that I cannot explain. I look forward with an open heart and mind, and am so grateful for the experience I will enjoy. I love you all and thank you for the joy you have brought into my life. God bless!!!