Letting Go is hard…Be it a dream (and we do have to let go of some); a Career/Job; the Stuff we own or one of our Nearest and Dearests. This last one is the hardest thing you will ever have to do. Someone asked me what was the hardest thing I have ever done…I answered immediately…Sitting in the hospital room with my Grandma and saying that if she needed to let go…that we’d be okay. Still THE hardest thing I have ever done…second to that is Letting Go of my better gaming half – My Sweet Pig (still working on this one as it’s fresh…not that he’ll know…he won’t read this…I know that…why spend time deluding myself thinking otherwise – he probably won’t even read the last post though I sent a link…yet he may surprise me…I have been surprised by that type of thing before).
Letting Go…Breaks our hearts like no other thing imaginable – I include death in this; because you still have to let them go…and really have no choice in the matter…Death is like that; one of the great equalizers in life. Letting Go will in a lot of instances trigger Grief (such as with the aforementioned Death). Grief is also a great equalizer in life; it also has no best by date; it stays as long as it needs too. If you are grieving…let grief run it’s course…for however long it takes.
Letting Go takes work…lots of work…(okay…losing out on the lotto because they didn’t pick your numbers doesn’t take much to let go of since…well…not much you could do about that…) so I will add…In Most Cases.
My step-dad passed away in 2012…my mom still works on letting go of him in her mind and in her heart…they were only together 13 years but he was the love of her life; so the pain is still there. She left my dad in 1992 and 27 years later she still hasn’t let go of the stuff he did during that time…dad is the same…much to the determent of their health…I have no doubt that both suffer health ailments because they have deep seated resentment and anger towards each other…over stuff that happened a life time ago…holding on to illwill…its the Principal of it All…so they say…I say Poppycock. They need to start letting go of this stuff.
That’s another point I need to add on…sometimes letting go is exactly what the doctor ordered in order for you to move forward in life; to be able to pursue the future you hope for; you need to let go of the past that no longer serves you…be it things; jobs or people who are no longer walking the same path as you. You might see them on your path again – it’s why I hate saying good-bye…See You Down the Road sounds better…because maybe just maybe…you will see them again.