“Letting Go” has been a recurring theme that I’ve written about on my blog.
I told the story of my learning that ‘relaxing’ is not something to add to what we need to do. It asks of us to let go of something we are already doing. Then we can start to relax.
Sometimes “letting go” requires establishing a new habit before we can get rid of the old.
“Letting go” often includes an emotional attachment to something or someone and on the surface we might not even be aware that it exists. We have to become aware before we can start to “let go”.
Tai Chi is about “letting go”, focusing on the moment so our mind empties out and we can start to relax as we intentionally shift our weight.
Recently, it occurred to me that “letting go” of something I immensely enjoyed, has opened new horizons for me. First, after five wonderful years teaching a Tai Chi class for seniors, the sponsoring organization decided not to continue with the class. It was a scheduling and location problem. After four stimulating and fun years of teaching high school students Tai Chi, I decided not to continue. The commute was long and I found that I was using 4-5 hours of my time, twice a week for a class of 45-minutes length. It was hard to let that one go, but I did. I recommended an outstanding teacher who is working out very well. And I still continue to teach Tai Chi classes that I love.
I am so excited! Currently I am working diligently on a book. Many people have encouraged me to tell my story of remarkable healing and transformation. They tell me I could inspire and motivate a wide audience. So I’m doing it, meeting with my writing coach weekly, writing scenes, getting feedback, writing more, reading more. . .
I am also in the midst of completely revising and updating my website, making it mobile friendly, simplifying, adding all new photos. This is fun.
Both my writing coach and website designer have Tai Chi experience, understand and feel the energy and have had me as a teacher. They both get me. What a plus!
Stay tuned for updates on my book writing progress. Stay tuned for announcement of my new website.
“Letting go”, as in my case, may be letting go of something you enjoy, maybe even love. It has to happen to make space for a new thing to appear.