– Mary Oliver
The more we love something or someone, the harder it is to let it go – and the more pain we suffer when we resist doing so. The only way I know to let go of something I love is to remember that nothing is permanent – including lack, sorrow and suffering. Blessings flow in and blessings flow out so that new blessings can flow in again. Love arrives and stays for a little while or a lifetime, but eventually, it leaves again so that we are forced to embrace new experiences and love new people. I believe that love draws the same souls back together again and again, but that each time we meet, we do so in a richer, more fulfilling way, for both of us have been changed by all we experienced while apart. Every one of us has loved ones who are dear to our hearts whom we’ve yet to meet this lifetime; many of the new friends, coworkers, and babies in the family are the very same loved ones we ‘lost’ and mourned in past lives. By learning how to let go when that’s what life demands of us, we keep our hearts open and ready for these old soul connections to move back into our lives and our hearts.