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Keep moving forward

There comes a moment when you realize it’s time to move on. Maybe that realization comes while trying to see daylight within the murk of the project on which you’ve been working for weeks. Maybe it’s a relationship you thought was worth trying to rebuild only to come to the harsh reality that sometimes there is nothing left to repair. Sometimes we allow ourselves to become overwhelmed by that single moment, that we forget one of the most important life lessons we can learn.

It’s okay to let go.

I learned that this week. The lesson was more important than the catalyst for crash course education; but, in the end, I am a better person being able to let go of a situation without feeling angry, sad, resentful or, well anything for that matter. Sometimes a situation just is and there is nothing you can do but hold your breath and allow the wave to roll over. It will pass. Seriously. It may not feel like it, as the shadows darken everything around you; but just when you think your lungs will burst with stale air, you’ll see the light and break through the surface. When you do, it’s like seeing the world anew.

What next? Simple. I move forward. No sense worrying about reasons why and what could have been different. Like the wave, those things have rolled past. And there’s no need to look back.

Photo by symphony of love

Published in On My Mind

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