Letting Go

Letting Go and Transforming
The Autumn Equinox is a time of letting go, harvesting the good that is abundant in our lives and allowing the stalks and leaves to fall aside and go back to the Earth. With this beautiful and colorful season emerging it is our time to loosen our grip on the focus of growth and prepare to move into a more dormant season. This is also a great time to look at the cycles of life; seasons, months, breath, and even life.

The paradox of understanding cycles exists everywhere and yet the simplest observation is the breath; to inhale you must also exhale. We know that with each ending there is a beginning, in whatever shape that takes—self awareness, growth, wisdom, letting go, etc.  We see this so easily in the changing of leaves–the amazing color that emerges following a season of bounty and then the ease in which the leaf lets go. Watch as leaves effortlessly fall to the ground to be taken into the loving arms of Mother Earth for the new growth that waits for the next season.

As I enter into my third (and final) hip surgery, I reflect on the letting go that has come in my own life.  No longer am I pushing my body but rather I am enjoying the pace that my body wants to go at.  I enjoy slower walks and being at ease more than extreme activity.  Through this past two years, I have certainly learned about letting go.

Take time to look at letting go of what no longer serves you.

Welcome the harvest that is within and always look for opportunities to be grateful.  I know for myself, the practice of gratitude has lead me into a life of awareness that has enhanced my life everyday.

Life is really good, friends.


Leave a Reply