Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 Focus: What is it that I need to release?

Excerpted from the article:
The Power of Letting Go: Can We Learn From Nature?
by John Izzo, Ph.D.

In one of my seminars, a woman confessed she had been estranged from her son for more than thirty years. During the session we discussed the critical role that letting go plays in keeping ourselves from becoming cynical. Later that very day, this woman called her son. All the years of estrangement, years of hurt compounded and earning interest, were forgiven on both sides in a few moments. It was as if both had been waiting for someone to simply have the courage to loosen up and let go of the past.

In the weeks that followed she told colleagues at work how she had begun to let go of her negativity, to let go of her blame toward others, to let go of her need to be right. It was as if by letting go in one area of her life, an avalanche of things that needed to be free had been shaken loose. Like one of our Pacific Northwest windstorms that remove all of fall’s grandeur in a single afternoon, she had finally been liberated.

So autumn always makes me wonder what I am holding on to. What is it that I am afraid to let go of? One of the wonderful exercises of autumn is to spend time reflecting on a simple question: What is it that I need to release? What must be put aside so that spring can arrive?

Excerpted from the article:
The Power of Letting Go: Can We Learn From Nature?
by John Izzo, Ph.D.

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