Holding on or letting go… lessons from my nephew.

As I watch my nephew taking his steps towards his independence, I am struck with the battle we all struggle with between holding on and letting go.

Just by watching Henrik, I find a metaphor for those battles inside myself.

From the simple holding on to the pinky finger to feel safe- to letting go of the perceived safety net and taking those steps…

To finding simple treasures and admiring them for a moment, enjoying the lift the experience gives, then flinging them back…

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To voraciously holding on, ingesting all that life has to offer, feeling grounded in the holding on to the known, seeking more by grabbing more, collecting no matter what or how…

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To just observing life and death and its wonders, allowing, flying, being light…

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To revisiting and redoing, reassessing, keeping, holding, allowing…

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Breathing through the fear and blocks…

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And drawing through it.  Always drawing through it…

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All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. ~Havelock Ellis

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