When you decide to
When you decide you are
not your parents, societies whims,
Or whomever you have idolized or put on a pedestal that controls your moves.
When you need to forage
A path that isn’t comfortable
Or the “right thing to do”
When you shake the status quo.
When you truly let go
Of what other people think
Traditions that have been forced upon you
Societies view of what is normal.
There is no normal.
(there never was)
The letting go is
Fraught with fear
Sitting in your own skin.
Standing on your own two feet.
We need other people
But we need ourselves
The deep let go
Is about enjoying every moment.
Reveling in aloneness.
Rejoicing with others
And giving a look to the deep dark longings
In one’s heart.
A friend said “the only true sin is not enjoying the moment”
that was a quote from a man who sat at the tree of Buddha.
Seems like good advice to me.
The let go
Works when you do it while
tethering to what you believe in
And the people who love you.
They will be there no matter what.
I’m not saying you shirk responsibility
Or walk out
And leave someone holding the bag.
But I believe in the deep let go
So you find your true self.
Scary, but worth it.
I believe in you, and will be here as you descend.
So, let go, to the deep.
And find your light.
It is there waiting for you.
To grow, sometimes you let go.
(tis a new year after all…)
Written by Head Maven & CEO, Heather Newman, Creative Maven
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