My second-oldest son is preparing to move out on his own. Of course I embrace this stage in his life, to become independent and to enter the next stage of his life. Along with the excitement of seeing my child spread his wings and move forward knowing I’ve given him the best foundation I can on which he can build his life, a part of me feels nostalgic remembering all the magical times we’ve shared.
I’ve never been one to wish any stage of their childhood away or rush to get to the next. I celebrate his ability to move forward. A part of me though feels like he’s still my little boy but I’m ready to let go. To let him live his own life – knowing I’ll still be a part of it.
Life is like that isn’t it, we let go of things and move forward. As Le-Anne Peters says in A Beautiful Letting Go Meditation, even the seasons come and go and we must let them. Sometimes we try to hold on to the old but we need to let the cycles come and go and appreciate all the experiences and situations that help to shape us in our lives.
Her meditation guides us to relax and let go. It’s freeing and calming at the same time. I encourage you to give it a try – it’s a bit longer than some of the ones I’ve provided previously. It’s 15 minutes or so that you can invest into peace of mind. Enjoy.