This morning I woke with a song that my hubster has had on his playlist for a couple of months. It's called Shoulders, by For King and Country, a band we've recently come to love, and it was swirling around as I got my coffee and settled down for a little morning quiet time.
I don't always pick up my Bible in the mornings, but today I felt prompted. I flopped onto my pile of cushions in my little room and flipped it open. Psalm 121 jumped out at me, which, I realised about twenty minutes later, is the same scripture for the song Shoulders.
I'm writing an article on healthy and unhealthy attachments, in particular, to things/people/experiences from our past.
What do you find hardest to 'let go' of?
Message me your thoughts if you'd prefer. I'd love to know your thoughts, too.
I'll start: I find it really difficult to let go of past emotional connections, even to the point of certain aromas, sounds, images, photos, etc. re-triggering the feelings I had. Sometimes I forget that that connection is no longer in my life and it surfaces unexpectedly causing all sorts of memories, feelings and such.
Thanks for your participation,
I was so afraid to write sentences.
It was easier to pen short bursts of inspiration. Rhyme had reason and hid meaning well enough to entice the reader. Song had melody to fall back on, a brace that held an otherwise loose string of words.
Prose had nothing but itself. No scaffold. Naked. Alone. Bereft.
I try but she slips away, fluttering out of my reach.
I sit in the quiet -
Solitude can be overwhelming. We hear our deeper thoughts. They arise in the silence beckoning us to acknowledge them; wooing us to let the chaos go and settle with the core elements that make us who we are. This road is an uncomfortable one to walk on but when taken, produces great and deep change, awakening the best parts of us.