On Letting Go
"By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond the winning."
-- Lao Tzu
We see that Nature and Life themselves demonstrate the necessity for letting go, in order that all living things might flourish and replenish themselves.
The green leaves which budded in Spring, flourished in Summer, must allow the limited sunlight and early Autumn frost to diminsh chlorophyll and allow non-productive pigments to emerge before they will let go of their branches, permitting their tree to rest for the Winter, and to prepare for a new Spring and life cycle when it is time. It simply knows when it is time.
The gorgeous fruit blossoms must let go of their petals and allow their inner promise of fruit to grow to ripeness, to fulfill its mission.
“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”
The caterpillar must let go of its safe, well-camoflaged outer skin to allow the colorful maturing butterfly to emerge, - fragile and vulnerable as it takes the sky to fulfil its purpose.
When an unborn fetus has reached a viable point in its growth, it must let go of the protection and succor of its mother’s body in order to be born as a whole, separate living human being who will begin its lengthy journey toward full independence as a contributing member of the world, letting go of each outgrown stage as it progresses. Then, with that momentous time for it to begin its flight, its parents must let go, in a major sense, to allow it to go forth as an adult to establish identity and to fulfill destiny.
“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
Even relationships may outgrow their confines; when they do, must let go.
The timing and cycling of all living things provide their physical source, activate their own resources and permit their full raison d'être to progress.
Letting go allows participants to grow, fulfil their purposes as they continue toward their destinies. No one says,' it’s time to let go'; yet when one has become overly dependent or too restricted and is clearly aware of the need to move on, one knows it is time to let go, - and one must, so as to grow and to remain viable.
Disney's Frozen "Let It Go" - performed by Idina Menzel
I open up my palm,
Releasing all that's stale;
I let you go, refreshed,
Let you fly
As you are meant to do.
And in that freeing act
I, too, am freed,
To try, to fly, to be,
To go, to do
All I am meant for, too.
______© Nellieanna H. Hay
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