Hope you can make it to our retreat on May 9-11th in West Virginia! It's going to be an deep, relaxing weekend of yoga, relaxation and play in nature. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Also, this is so necessary for me today...
Dear Brave Souls: LETTING GO
To let go. Some have a hard time letting go of what is no longer, what cannot be, what is not, what has never been.
People say 'just let go, just let go, just let go' scattering the platitude like confetti immediately swept away by any wind.
What is it exactly, this letting go? No longer allowing the eye to be caught by the hook... No longer fastening the lock on the door, just letting the door swing as it will... No longer visiting the graves where there is no love and no blessing in both directions... No longer reviewing and reviewing the past, even the last moment, as though there will be a test. There will not be a test, dear soul.
What is it exactly, this letting go?
Not reading the same chapter over and over and over and over, futilely attempting to make the indelible facts be rewritten… Making new memories of quality to bathe old scars and new life... Moving into a larger world in which the past is but a dot on the landscape rather than the only continent in sight.
We all find our ways… letting go is shaking loose, letting go is turning in your great coat, into a new wind forward into new sky and open road leaving what cannot be, and taking all treasure from the wreck.
Each in her own way. Each in his own way.
This comes with love. Hang in there. No one deserves to be nailing the hem of their cloak to the crossroad that once was, but that is not now.
--Clarissa Pinkola Estes