There are times when letting go of things is definitely needed in order to move on from whatever is holding us back from our very greatest selves. Yes sometimes we get bogged down by that which could set us free if we were to just let go.
That being said, there is a certain magic and peaceful release in holding on until the end of whatever is needed in order to bring you to the next in your life. There is a time to let go and a time to hold on.
Personally, I had been holding onto something for what I was thinking was too long. It was driving me a bit mad because no matter how hard I worked at letting it go, this issue kept popping up at me as if it were forcing me to look harder and trust my instincts more. Every time I thought about this particular issue, I had to revisit all sorts of sadness, betrayal, and anger towards myself, for not listening to my instincts well before the situation became what it was.
Although I will not get into the details of my revelations, I will admit that this last time it was brought to my attention, it was the last. After months of dwelling on the situation on and off, here and there, I was able to see all of the pieces of the puzzle so that I could finally let go with a clear conscience and no regrets.
Holding on can be a detriment to us, if it is a sickness that swells from within. There are times, however, when all is needed to be looked upon with so much thought and heart that we can not ignore
Hold on if you see fit as only you know what it is that you need.
Sometimes we sit with the little things.
Those moments so slight but inherently important to us.
And we dwell, we seek, we hold fast.
They say those small things. those tiny things,
Until there is no room for Self or silence.
I say they lead us, expose us, strengthen us.
The mountains within ourselves that we create block our path.
Not our journey outward but that space we hold within.
Some say let go.
I say, hold on.
Hold on until you face whether it serves you or not.
Hang on until you are done.
When someone tells you to release, hold tight.
You know your path, you know your journey.
If you hold emotions, figure out why.
If you are fearful, find the cause.
Should you feel sadness, squeeze every tear from it that you can.
When happiness comes your way make sure the laughter comes from your belly and reverberates out.
What words are you reading? Hold on to the pain? The suffering? The worry?
It's a bit more than that though.
Figure it out.
Find the reason you weep and heal it, don't just 'let it go'.
Find the cause of your laughter and nourish it.
Those moments you play over in your head? What lesson have you missed?
It's not about tearing your mountains down.
It's not about blowing it up at it's base. (although occasionally I'd recommend it)
It's about climbing,
Staying the course.
Elevating yourself to the top of the heaps you've created.
We create so many of our obstacles.
Because we set ourselves up for these lessons.
The mountain that came from the small hill is a gift from Self.
So conquer it by climbing it,
Rising above it,
Then seeing it fade off into the distance,
As you walk strongly forward.
If you simply let it go, it might come back.
If you deal with it,
If you learn from it,
If you love it for all its lessons.
You didn't come here to be some flawless, undamaged creature of unscathed beauty.
You came to be raw, to be clumsy, and at times seemingly breakable.
To work out the kinks in time.
To work towards greatness through our lessons and by being real.
Realness makes mistakes, worries and falters.
Realness falls down, gets up, brushes Self off and gets back at it.
Realness takes a mountain, feels overwhelmed and climbs it anyway.
You came here to be real....go climb your mountains and show yourself how it's done.
It is the simplest, most intricate events in this life that cultivate slowly to make the greatest things happen. These small weavings through time are a treasures we often overlook. Walk each moment in a way that leaves you whole and not wanting. Not always the way it goes but surely the way most rewarding, most memorable and most pleasing when hindsight sits at your feet, beckoning you to understand the lesson.
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