Love is Letting Go

Love is not clingy. Love is not about holding tight. Love is not dependency.

Love is letting go.

Dear one, I write this to you as an invitation. I write this as a lesson I’ve learned with loving myself.

I think one of the reasons I became a doula and a mentor and an artist is to learn how to get out of my own way.

I’ve chosen my path to be reminded over and over to let go.

I even believe that true, honest, and courageous creativity is about letting go.

To be a creative person, you must learn to let go of your own pile of crap.

You must remove yourself so deeply from your story or your sense of identity that it is scary for a bit. Then things become easier because you are fine with letting go, and you see how this letting go is an ultimate act of self love.

After a while, you recognize, hopefully sooner than later, that your life is about service.

Life is not about indulging so far into yourself that you lose purpose, sense, and connection to others ~ that can often lead to depression or other anxieties.

Your creative life is about letting go. Over and over and over you learn this in either a specific situation, or perhaps just a general feeling.

Love is letting go to make way for your biggest self to emerge.

I am reminded of this saying because I wrote it in a painting I did a few years ago. And then, because the universe is always conspiring in favor of our growth and dreams, a few days ago I came across this quote from the ancient Chinese Philosopher, Lao Tzu, :

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

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Love is letting go.

Creativity is about letting go.

Life is letting go.

Witnessing and being a person of this earth is about letting go.

To your own sense of self love and letting go,rose

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