Letting Go

It is human nature to become too attached to things or people.  Learn how to let go with grace.
It is human nature to become too attached to things or people.
Learn how to let go with grace.

Letting go of regrets is not some passive undertaking. 

Regret is a weight that anchors us in the past,
rendering the future as unobtainable.

Letting go takes courage and lots of sweat.
It takes a willingness to allow pain to run its course.
We are forever changed by the failures of yesterday.
Who we are today barely resembles who we were yesterday.

The heartaches and the pervasive sense of loss
can either pull us down into the morass of self-pity,
or it can catapult us from the depths of relentless sorrow
to the heights of new joy.

It all depends on upon a readiness to face the sun
as it rises upon a new day.
Upon how hungry we are to feed the possibility
that something more, something better
awaits us in the infinite possibilities of tomorrow.

Memories are like a cracked mirror;
they can only serve to offer us
a distorted reflection of our true selves.
Memories seduce us with useless thoughts and images
of what was, of what might have been.
But memories are a poor substitute
for imagination and hope.
If we are ever to break free from the shackles of our past,
we must first wean ourselves from our addiction to memories.
Our addictive behavior is the root of all suffering.

But much like the heroin addict
who struggles and writhes in agonizing pain
as he kicks his deadly habit,
we, too, must find  within ourselves
the strength and courage
to kick our dependence on self-recrimination
and useless reflection.

The soul is a restless being;
it is constantly expanding
and demanding room to grow
and to breathe.
Let’s be honest –
the air has been sucked from yesterday,
and when we exist with our hearts and our feet
planted in the past,
we deny our souls the essential life force
needed  to carry us further
toward our fullest potential.

In the very moment that we let go,
we invite a rapture that can feed and satisfy the soul.

Be brave. Face the emptiness.
Wrap yourself in self-love.

Breathe again.

Live once more.

25 thoughts on “Letting Go

  1. I humbly thank you for following me over at Petals. I am letting go right now, a process that leaves me kicking and screaming. Your words paint so perfectly how I feel. Thank you. And yes I am cheating because I told myself no blogging and here I am. *sigh* I need my WP fix and you gave it to me. (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. OH, I DO know I am not alone, that is for sure! No matter the times I go through the mill, I still tend to gag on that bitter pill. Going up higher, and higher still, when at last I stand on top of that hill, I shout for glee singing hurray for me! (smile) *At least I have a sense of humor about it!” xx

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  2. Your writing is lovely and this piece really drew me in. LadyBlueRose made the recommendation and has once again shown her good taste! I feel your words, wish to follow them…if only for a day, it would be nice to be in the “now” instead of the past. One day…

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    1. I am so glad that you had a chance to find my site true lady blue rose. I think I need to hire her as my agent. Enjoy the blog. There are hundreds of articles to browse. I hope they all speak to you on some level. Thank you again for visiting my blog! Dennis

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