Definition: To LET GO. To let your frustrations, anger, etc. go and not let it stress
you out like it has been doing.
I have been meditating for 3 years now. There are times when I have felt more
content and more consistent than others. The value in meditation is I focus on my
breath, still my mind, and practice LETTING GO of my thoughts again and again
and again like a cloud that’s moving through the sky.
This summer has been an awakening for me. I was away for 3 weeks studying
Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, Anatomy and Meditation. There was something
different that happened when I returned “home”. I did not come home as the
super Yoga Warrior Woman I thought I would be. At first I felt exhausted and
depleted, this is when I began realizing the lessons of LETTING GO. I decided to
take time to nurture and heal myself, by grounding, accepting and appreciating
who I am. I had a new found feeling of trusting that all my experiences both
positive & negative are valuable.
I believe after 3 weeks away, coming home created an awareness of how content
and fulfilled I really am. Not by the things I have, but by accepting where I am on
my path in life. I suddenly began to notice my choices and how I am happy in the
moment. I felt a peacefulness, a LETTING GO of past grievances. I experienced
forgiveness, a fuller heart, and an appreciation for the lessons life was bringing to
So on my 55 th birthday I wondered how I would feel when I woke up. Would I feel
alone, no kids, friends, or anyone here? Would I be sad? Angry? Empty? No, no
and no. I woke up at 7:00am to one of my dogs throwing up, Happy Birthday to
me! So I decided to meditate. I began feeling peaceful, surrendering my thoughts,
LETTING GO and then become startled by my cat jumping on me. I breathe. I’m
ok. I’m still ok. Next my dog escaped outside and I chased him around for 20
minutes in my nightgown. I found myself yelling after him “not today it’s my
birthday”. I’m sure he understood as he proceeded for the first time ever into the
pond to chase ducks. Breathe. Ok. I’m still ok. I definitely was not lonely or bored
on my birthday. It was then that I realize I was finally able to LET GO. Able to
laugh at my morning with my pets.
As I went into my house I had wonderful phone calls, Facebook messages and text
messages from my kids and friends wishing me a Happy Birthday. Soon my oldest
daughter arrived with balloons, surprising me with my favorite Acai bowl for my
Who can imagine when you let go, truly LET GO, the precious positive moments
that will fill up that space.