Saturday, October 14, 2006
Can you tell me how you've let go of people or things you don't want to let go of?
Ah letting go - sometimes you have to let go of people you love and the dreams you hoped for - to be able to move onward in your own life ... as painful as it is.
I've also found that the people in your life may not understand what or why you're letting go, but there comes a time you gotta let go and move on. You realize that as much as you'd like them to understand what you're doing, they don't have to understand it. In fact, they probably never will understand why you are letting go (in fact that is probably WHY you're letting go). This is not an easy task and one that I still struggle with.
It's funny that when someone dies, grief is expected, but when you let someone go while they're alive, grief occurs as well - the same stages have to be dealt with.
I've learned that you can change no one but yourself. You're wasting time and energy trying to change, fix, or help others.
It could be a child, a spouse, a marriage, an idea, or a dream. It's sad at first, but I've learned that live does go on and it does get better in time.
There are still those rainy days you gotta go through however.