Letting go can be hard.
We get used to something or someone being in our life.
Their absence feels unnatural.
As if there is now a hole in our life.
Which is making space for something or someone new to come in.
Life is a constant flow of beginnings and endings.
Like a bookcase that is full of books.
If there is no room for another book, how can we add it to our collection?
Yet if we give away a book or two to a friend, now we have room for another new book.
It is the same with the people in our lives.
We can only keep up a close friendship with so many people.
It takes time and physical presence to create a strong connection.
We will naturally spend less time with an old one in order to make room for the new one who just entered our life.
It is a necessary balancing of our internal and external resources.
Now that we have some space life can fill it with something new and unexpected.
In that void is the potential of something greater to be born.
Such as leaving one's job to start a new business.
Or moving out of one's home to change one's environment, or town.
Life abhors a vacuum, and will eventually fill that void.
By keeping our hearts open to new possibilities we leave more room for life to surprise us with something amazing.
Of course, we will always grieve our losses.
And we will feel our pain and our heartbreak.
Perhaps keeping our minds focused on that part will ease the feelings we are in.
Do you have a loss in your life that is an opportunity for something new to come in?
Can you move from the feeling of the loss to the feeling of new possibilities?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant
Host of The Conscious Consultant Hour