Monday, July 08, 2013

The Therapy of Letting Go

I heard the story of this senator who joined other colleagues and the media for a river boat ride. A TV reporter and writer watched this senator sat and pulled out his wet socks to hang. The wind blew hard. And one of the senator’s socks got thrown into the river.

After seeing his single sock lost, the senator picked up his other sock and threw it to the waters as well. The TV mediaman simply witnessed and wondered about he saw the senator did.

In life, we inevitably experience losses of various sorts. Some of us never get past the pain of a loss and remain influenced by it onwards, unable to move forward. Others, like that senator, learned to detach from circumstances and past pain, so in the process they experience freedom from the drain of having things “my way.”

Here is a therapy key. Letting go is an act of healing, peace, and freedom.

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