“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”
― C. JoyBell C.
As the sunshine spilled down on me, it felt as if the warmth was melting away an iciness that had taken hold of my bones for far longer than I had realized. All manner of cliches that you hear about washed over me – the weight from my shoulders was gone, I felt as though I could breathe better than ever before, and I couldn’t seem to wipe the genuine smile off my face. In a single moment I felt as though I had been let free from a cage I had been trapped in for years.
Such is the beauty of letting go. It can be anything that is holding you back, but once you’re free it’s as if the possibilities are endless. In my case, as I imagine happens often, I didn’t realize just how much I was being held back. In an instant I realized that for six long years, this had always been on the back of my mind and holding me back in a way I never could truly see. It’s as my wise cousin said, “now you can truly move on.”
Now you can truly move on – what beauty there is in that phrase. Those words provided another light bulb moment. I had been holding onto this small what if chance for so long that it ruled my thoughts in a way that was ever present without being in the forefront. Coming forth whenever I deemed it convenient. Letting it go means never again will I fall back on that comforting notion.
For the first time in a long time, the possibilities seem endless. It’s as though the world was renewed just for me and there’s a whole host of adventures awaiting me. I’m excited to discover just what they are.
“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
― Steve Maraboli