Letting go forces us to look at our three strongest emotional drivers: Anger ~ Fear ~ Love.
Letting go means confronting these invisible emotional barriers; bringing them upfront and center – and we struggle against them. It means challenging, irrational and unproductive thinking until you get your head and heart straight.
Letting go of past hurts and injustices that preoccupies our lives – so that we don’t lose that love – again.
With each Goodbye I learn ….
That ANGER is the easiest to understand, but the most difficult to escape, it becomes an internal attachment that can only be broken by communication – a kind word.
That letting go leaves a hole in your life in the shape of the person that left you behind. We usually fill that void with FEAR – fear of the uncertain – fear of failure – fear of future loss. Instead, fill that void with HOPE – hope for the future – hope for new adventures – hope for the ones we love. Fear keeps us grounded, but Hope lifts us above our obstacles, situations and challenges.
Once you let go of Anger and Fear – what’s waiting on the other side is LOVE.
That love for the family you have weaved together through your life. Just so it is noted; you did not work that needle by yourself, God helps you pull the ribbons from the people around you – if you listen carefully. To create this beautiful and colorful blanket of warmth and love that you will pull over you when struggles come. The blanket is always redesigning itself, because with each goodbye you learn to … Let Go!
Peace & Harmony, Cheryl
Stay tune ….. I am in the process of creating a workshop either online or at a local community establishment on this very subject. This topic has been in my radar for a while now – myself and my husband are what they call “Elder Orphans” a new term coined for the 22% of the 43 million Baby Boomers out there!
My husband and I have had many communications about what are plans are for the future, and how we are going to execute these plans. These topic points are what I will cover during the workshop, along with helping you create a Life/Home Management Notebook, to take all the guess-work and frustration out about the location of all your important documents and papers.
Peace & Harmony, Cheryl
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else” ~Yogi Berra