One of the hardest and most rewarding things to do in life is to let go. Like parents often do, I had notions of who and how my daughter would be … yet, to hold Lara to my vision for her, is to limit the rainbow splendor of creative possibilities that is this magical 16-year-old. I wouldn’t have imagined my child would become a stylish fashionista, for instance, and that’s exactly what has happened. That is the power of learning to let go.
Change is one of life’s few constants, and the better we become at letting go through transitions, the more peaceful and harmonious they become … all the way up to the “final” transition, death. Whether it’s the pressure of an expectation, the burden of a relationship, the weight of insecurity, the prison of hurt, or even the plan for today: To let go of it, is to embrace freedom!
The practice of letting go, in my mind, is a big part of the yogic habit of Aparigraha, or non-attachment. I find the more loosely I hold things like relationships, ideas, plans, and beliefs, the more delicious life becomes. Is there anything you could let go of to let more life in?
Hugs & Love,
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