“Life is a series of letting go’s – an “infinite” series of letting go’s. All things in life are given to us on loan. Stand face-to-face with life, learn to let go, and whatever comes our way – success or failure, joy or sorrow, support or betrayal, light or darkness – it all blesses us. Once we have learned to let go, we are prepared for whatever life gives us. And death itself is nothing to be feared.” (Matthew Fox)
I can’t count the number of times in the past 5 1/2 years I’ve read the above quote by Matthew Fox. I think initially, I would read, and read again, and think – “whatever” or “yeah, strap my shoes on, and believe that mess”. Don’t we all need to obesses, vent, or rant about something, sometime, to someone. Yes, we do. It’s natural. Each month of March and September, I find myself questioning letting things be, letting things go….. ranting. My child’s March birthday in Heaven and the September anniversary of her death is so very unnatural. Her death was unnatural.
Watching people microscope small situations and circumstances, argue, causing heartache to others…. I’m like ‘REALLY’! But, knowing others who’ve struggled with cancer for the 20th freaking year in a row…. I’m like ‘WOW’. How humbling….. walk THAT path.
Today, on most days, I’m emotionally tough as nails, thick skinned, emotionally in charge, confident spirtually, drama free, grateful, and capable to simply let things be. We’ve all been chosen for a purpose. One day I’ll have full understanding and own this purpose. It will be totally natural.
Dru Elizabeth’s yell will be very loud. Her hug the tightest… this I trust. Lord, please continue to guide me and teach me to Let Go.