H is for Hold

What we hold on to, holds on to us.

At the end of the summer my sister Mary and I cleared out my parent’s home and let go of 67 years of a marriage, a family and life.  It was very hard to do.  I came home and started clearing out all sorts of unwanted and extra stuff I have held on to for so many years.  There is still so much more.

I hold on to things, people, feelings and the past.  I hold on to all sorts of things.  I even hold on to the idea of holding on, just in case.  After the experience of clearing out my parents home I realized it’s time to let go.

Sooner or later, it all goes.

My daughter, Hannah Sicherman did this drawing years ago. She understood even then we can’t hold on.

I want to release the holds I have on everything and lighten my load.

I want to let go

and be free.



H is for Hold — 2 Comments

  1. Melody thank you so much for sharing your inspiring words…….today’s one particularly resonates with me. I have found it hard to let go of a terrible revelation in my family which I discovered some 14 years ago. It was the worst thing I had ever been told and has created a huge rift with my siblings…..I try not to obsess about it and I believe that forgiveness is an ongoing process rather than an instant thing. The Alexander technique has helped me enormously with this process.

    • Julia,

      Sometimes letting go is the most challenging thing in the world to do and feels like a moment to moment decision.
      I’m sorry about the burden you carry and hope you find more peace.
      Love to you Julia,

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