“We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living.” Thich Nhat Hanh
It’s true you know. Letting go is the one thing we can do to make ourselves more whole and to feel better.
Because what did we expect out of life? What were we fed that made us believe, “Life is going to be so easy and smooth and joyful. You just have to do this, buy that, and look this way. If you do those things, you’ll feel great and always be happy.”
Pfffft—that ain’t how it goes.
When I started learning my different-brained son, my expectations were shattered. I had planned to go to birthday parties and do crafts with my kids and they were going to play baseball and crazy things like that.
Instead, I’m first in carpool line for the second school year in a row. We pay a large sum of money for a private school that currently has twelve students in the entire school. I’ll never see my eldest son play a group sport. Getting my younger son to a sports practice will be more than I can handle.
I’m a divorced woman. I never expected or wanted that to happen.
I’m an alcoholic, eight years dry. Who even knew that was a thing? I sure didn’t.
My childhood? Let’s just leave that one alone, shall we?
All this to say that it happens, it happened, it will happen, over and over and in different ways.
Life is simply a bunch of experiences. Some feel good, some don’t. All are okay.
So you’re invited to simply “Let Go.” Because more life is on the way very soon. 😉