How well did you live
How well did you love
How well did you learn to let go”
Really, what does matter to you and what will matter to you when you reach the end of your life? If it matters then, make it matter now. People live with the awkwardness of regret lurking in the shadows. They know what matters and they know it will catch up with them AND they still resist.
In the end, there are few second chances. This isn’t meant to alarm or scare or intimidate anyone into action. It is a one of those gentle reminders that life as we know it can feel short. Losing someone we love is a painful way to be awakened to what matters. Losing our home or possessions by our own hands, by the economy or by a violent act of nature can sharply narrow our focus to what we care most about.
Letting go is probably one of the easiest ways to claim freedom and peace of mind AND one of the least chosen options. I’ve witnessed so many people take grudges to their graves. What a waste of energy and life. So how well have you learned to let go? What could you let go of today – hurt, anger, shame, fear – that would release you from a disempowered place and give you a chance to experience the magnificence of this moment?
Because in the end, that’s all that really matters.