Letting Go

October 30, 2007

Life’s lessons have taught me that one of the most important things to remember during the darkest hour is letting go. It is by far the hardest thing, for me, to do. Think of taking a handful of sand and squeezing it between your fingers. The grains disappear faster the harder you grasp the sand. If you gently hold the sand in your hand you can carry that handful for as long as you like. Think of the sand as one of your goals. Take for instance a job, a relationship, a financial situation, a sick animal you want to recover, anything at all that you want with all of your heart and soul. The more you struggle against all of the odds, the harder and more difficult the obstacles become to overcome, to obtain that goal. For me, once I realize the tried and true principle of “letting go” then everything becomes clear, and, dare I say, less stressful. The goal that I have been putting all of my energies towards comes wafting down as if on gossamar wings towards me, effortlessy. So I always think of the fist full of sand, that can be just a hand full of cool grains. These cool grains of sand can just rest upon my hand effortlessly, I can examine each grain and be thankful for each part making the whole. I can take my time and ponder the entire beach then move on to the ocean. Feel the cool breezes sweep across my face. Let the negative ions in the air do their magic upon my once desperate mood. I can even take off my shoes that were once tied too tightly and dip my toes into the cool water and appreciate the beauty and sensual excitement of the awesomeness of the ocean. I can always always remember the principle of letting go. Life always goes smoother for me when I do that.