“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday”
– Steve Maratoli
It is so very easy to let something take over your life. As the wall start crumbling and the sky starts falling you find yourself losing control of everything – your thoughts, your actions. Before you know it, and certainly before you can stop it, everything you see is covered in a thick blanket of snow – protecting or disguising? Only you can decide, and this is something that must be done. Failure to do so – passing it onto another day – and you’re only kidding yourself. It consumes you and seeks to destroy you (and this I’m speaking from experience).
The thing is, we don’t know what’s round the corner and we certainly don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. Life is an unpredictable experience and is dying to be explored, but holding on to past woes and past events only holds the reigns and prevents you from delving into the true meaning of life. If you aren’t willing to adapt to the twists, turns, and crossroads that life throws at you then you’re going to be left confused and unfulfilled if you get led off the beaten track.
Think of the snow as your worries – the slight obstacle in the way of getting what you want, the ex that you just can’t let go of, a niggling thought that just won’t leave you alone after a friend’s innocent comment (think jellyfish effect!), or the boss that just doesn’t seem to ‘get you’. You? You’re the grass, the flowers, the ground hidden by this snow. The life that exists underneath this cover. As long as you continue to grasp onto these worries and let the cool wind blow, they will forever be there. Instead, let go – acknowledge their existence but don’t hold onto them. Let nature take its course and, before you know it, they may just melt away as quickly as they came.