As we consider all the ways in which our lives present this question of Letting Go, we can find that we’re either open to it, or resistant to it. There is no doubt that what Letting Go asks of us is difficult! We have been investing in the care and nurture and success of our children since before they were born; AND, we are confronted with myriad examples of ways to let go of our attachments to them from their earlier years. We let go of their hands when they learn to walk, we release our grip on the back of the seat when they learn to ride a bike, we wave goodbye as they walk into school for the first time; the list is nearly endless.
I remember when my own adult daughter left the country for six months on a work assignment. I was faced again with this question: “How am I holding on in ways that could hold both of us from the truth and beauty of what lies ahead?”
So as I came to the reading of the blog post today, I was struck, again, by the beautiful and excruciating truth of the on-going process. I’m grateful for the vulnerability offered here by Christine Cleary as she remembers what was, while letting it go in order to be fully present to both the sadness and gladness of what now is.
I’m hopeful that Christine’s words help craft this conversation in new ways for each of you.
Peace for your journey, Dane