October 19, 2010
In life we let go far more often than we reach and grasp.
Looking out the window today, leaves are rapidly falling off the trees. It reminded me of the story of The Fall of Freddie The Leaf. While that little story is rich in lessons about life, my focus was on the act of letting go. In any life it seems we are letting go far more often than we reach, grasp and achieve or attain. With the passing of years, looking back at all of the occasions where we let go of something that was dear to us can give rise to real grief. Sometimes in later life we are presented with new opportunities to claim some of the things we let go of.
In my life, I let go of a youthful love for music and art. The biggest instance of letting go that changed my life course was letting go of the priesthood.
What things have you let go of as your life has unfolded? How has that letting go changed your life? Have you enjoyed opportunities later in life to claim some of the things you had to let go of?