There is a fundamental truth that in life there are several moments when one is challenged with the task of simply letting go. There is the letting go of fear and pain, anger and resentment, love and loss. Often one must let go of things, and of people. Some might even argue that there is a time to let go of dreams and flights of fancy. But what of those elements within that make it so difficult to truly practice the art of letting go?
We are told that there is a reason, a season, or a lifetime for everything. The things that come into our lives that cause the fear, pain, anger, and resentment, the love and the loss are often the people and the dreams associated with them. They are truly a part of us. And, our flights of fancy are often the motivation behind some of life’s greatest accomplishments. Still, sometimes it is prudent to truly let go of those things, especially once their purpose is served. The point then is not to ignore or forget the lessons learned through them, but to actually and fully let them go. For it is in the holding on to these that can gradually and without warning begin to hold one back.