Letting go…

The sun sets on another day…

Somewhere high above the raging winds and thickened clouds sunset was happening, but I could not see it between the trees reaching to touch the ground and the howling of the approaching storm. I knew it was there and enjoyed the moments, but could not see it with my eyes.

As I write each night I usually look up my topic and come up with a few things that are close, read them, and sometimes add them to the current post. It is funny, today as I did so I looked up “letting go”. I came up with a lot then looked, noticed I needed to refine it, and as I refined came down to 2 items. 2 very different items here and here.

Anyway. As I worked on an AI program tonight I was lost in thought about the world. There is so much going on right now. I needed to clear my mind, so I smiled and started trying to let it go. Not letting go gives us all sorts of problems, from anxiety to heart disease and I am a firm believer that letting go is necessary, but I am not always as successful as I would like to be. After all, there are things we need to hold on to and like to hold on to, but we shouldn’t.

There I sat thinking about letting go of things I was thinking about. Ever done that? It makes it harder and harder to let go of it, but I tried, and then I stopped. Went outside for a moment and listened to the wind. The trees were straining, and there was a creak to the wood as it bent but did not break. The grass rustled and there were rumblings of thunder in the distance. You know what it helped. 

How do you let go of stress and the daily rigors of life? Is it something simple, or complex? How can we all get better about the art of letting go and just move on?

For me, it will be to get back to basics, and of course find something to focus on will always win out, and the storm was perfect last night.

So as the sun sets on another day, let go. Enjoy your moments, don’t focus on the past but instead embrace today, embrace now, and love every moment you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, have fun, and make each day amazing…


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