There are times in our lives when we need to let go. Letting go may be the hardest thing to do. We may need to let go of work or project that does not serve us anymore. It can be hard as we have maybe invested a lot of energy and time into it. It can be also scary as we do not know what will come next.
Even harder it is when we need to let go someone we love - lover, parent, sibling or a child. It might not mean letting them pass away. It might mean that we just have to stop holding them too tight which we do to protect them. We need to give them freedom and trust that they will manage everything that comes their way.
We need to trust they will be alright and find they own path. We can only hope that they will decide to come back to us not because we hold them, but because they want to keep us in their lives. This will make the relationships even deeper and more true because they are based on freedom and deep mutual trust.
By letting go of someone we free ourselves as well. We can still be there to help, but we no longer bare the responsibility.
If we hold on to something or someone we are blocking the flow of life. We are blocking something new and better or a new and better form of something old. By holding our dear ones, we may be blocking them as well.
There is a nice quote from Richard Bach:
"If you love someone, set them free. If they come back, they’re yours; if they don’t, they never were."
Are you holding on to something that no longer serves you? What or whom do you need to let go?