Learning to live free goes hand in hand with learning to let go. I believe life is a balance and you need to know when to stay and fight and when to let something/someone go.
I sat in my car and realized I was staring at this tree, part of it was green with leaves and the other was dead holding on to a bunch of dead leaves. I was staring at a metaphor. Healthy trees let go of their leaves every winter making time for itself, strengthening itself for new leaves in the spring. If we hold on to people or situations that aren’t good for our core being then we will be stuck holding a dying relationship. Therefore, to live healthy and strong we need to learn to let go of those people who no longer nourish us to make room for new people who will.
So many bloggers have offered support in direct and indirect ways. I am so glad I am part of such a beautiful community of ideas and love shared. I wrote this poem with someone who inspires me so much with how she handles her own struggles. She is not only beautiful but extremely supportive. Please take time to visit her heart given to everyone who needs some love. Thank you Miss Tryst!
Written by Think.Speak.Tryst and HastyWordsI stopped to stare into the distance Frozen in disbelief Beauty reaching the endless sky Like the softest song we sing Draped in colors of indigo red Vibrant through & through Like someone threw their watercolors Accenting my perfect view The ocean waves dance into the sun Creating their own harmonious song Reflecting scenic rays of sunlight A sparkling eternity of golden treasure Sailboats flutter in sea breezes Masts joining the musical dance Spots of white dotting the horizon Like eyes peering into the soul of me The froth of the ocean’s clear coolness Lapping up at the edges of this moving force I hold on tight, to the wild reality That has rendered me upon this vessel Leaving behind the cruel dark nightmare Riding off into your abstract view Unable to explain even the simplest puzzles Determined by the quest of coming alive The calm serenity seeps into my bones And my healing heart begins to rejoice Natural grand majesty set before me This sea of beauty created just for me With a spark, an explosion right before my eyes All things seemed to make perfect sense Yesterday was a grand lesson learned My future path will explain all the rest I’ve learned to let things quietly go Somethings were never meant to be mine I walk on through, with space to grow Finding new reasons to make my Soul Shine
“If you didn’t love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.” ~ Sarah Dessen
“Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.” ~ Nicole Sobon
“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” ~ Ann Landers
“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” ~Steve Maraboli