A Journey in Letting go

letting go

So the last week has been an intense but powerful journey, one where I’ve had to learn to let go all over again. This has taught me a few things,  firstly that by our nature we can become attached to something/ someone even when we think we haven’t or don’t want to. As always this is only realised once that thing or person is gone and it seems it can happen more than once too, but our journey always teaches us when we are open to listen, as we are always growing.

So I asked what is the lesson here in this, at this time, and I have found it to be this beauty in surrender. When we surrender to the pain, we open up to the bliss always, sometimes sooner than others, but always. It still even though I have been there before seemed counter-intuitive to let go as my past default pattern was to fight or resist for what is important to me, however this was before I had begun to deeply understand how we are all connected and that the core of this old belief was driven by the fear of separation.

Ekhart Tolle states that ‘All anxiety is based on the illusion of separateness’ and I’ve come to really understand this and believe this to be true. Everything in our lives in terms of belief and meaning, begins within us and is created or re-created there, therefore all we see and believe exists here. Nothing is ever lost in the deepest sense it only changes, but as human beings we will naturally desire and can subsequently become attached. However it is also true that it is in the holding on or resisting that suffering can occur.

Whatever fear or pain comes up, by letting it be, not resisting and then letting go, then peace and love are always found. The rest is just layers of attachment in what we come to think is essential for our happiness, where ultimately they are not as our happiness is always from within.

Time and separation are an illusion. By holding on or attaching through limiting fears or beliefs we can unknowingly cut ourselves off from all that is here and all that is really possible and potentially also limit those who we love. A new way to look at it is; instead of holding on, we can be in a state of always surrendering or letting go in each moment, therefore being one with each moment as it is and allowing all to be.

We are always learning and growing and I’m looking forward to realising an existence where I am letting go to each moment more consistently, in the sense of always being here with what, where and who I’m with and am. Truly then allowing a life of possibility for myself and all who I’m here with. Exciting times 🙂

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly ~ Proverb

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