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.
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.
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,