“Everything is meant to be let go
of that the soul may stand in
- Meister Eckhart quotes (examiner.com)
May 20, 2012 by Namaste Consulting Inc
The phrase “let go” gets over used in grief literature, in my opinion.
Well, at least, I think it gets over used in the wrong way.
Too many people, too uncomfortable with our grief throw this term out there…
They don’t get that we will never let go of our loved one; we carry them into our future with us.
What would maybe be more helpful, considerate advice?
Let go of our need to control. . . we cannot control when we will lose those we love.
Let go of our need to be perfect. . . when you have experienced a loss, accept the feelings that come up. . . the pain, the sorrow, the hurt, the relief, the disbelief . . . because it is when we don’t accept these aspects of ourselves that we create more suffering on top of our pain.
Let go of what we have believed our grief would be like . . . until you actually experience that loss and are in the depths of it, you will not know how you are going to think, feel, or experience anything.
Let go of being anything else than who and what you are in the moment.
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