I accept that sometimes I must let go in order to grow.
However difficult it can be, I respect loss as a part of expansion.
Imagine you are driving from Los Angeles to New York. To prepare for the trip you will probably want to clean out the car. You’ll make sure the trunk and back seat area have plenty of room for your luggage and anything you might collect along the way. But what if the car is crammed full of stuff before you ever leave L.A? You won’t have much room for anything new you might discover on your journey. Well the journey through life is a lot like that journey across the United States. You have to know when you’re overloaded with what you don’t need anymore, and let it go, in order to collect new experiences. I’m talking about things like attachments to the past-old wounds, regrets and blame-and present attachments that are unproductive or unhealthy. Sometimes a dream needs to die in order to make way for a new one. Sometimes a hope must be let go of in order to realize something better. Sometimes a relationship must be left in order to know a healthier or more meaningful experience. Very often the losses we need to experience in order to know growth are not by our choice, but are thrust upon us. A loss, however it is disguised, and by whatever means it arrives, is a signal for growth. It is the removal of something you’ve held on to, in order that you might experience something else. Letting go and loss are rarely experienced easily, but when resisted, the difficulty is only intensified and prolonged. Surrender to loss, and let go of what is no longer useful, and you create space in your experience for new, unimagined opportunities for expansion, joy, and well-being.