Category Archives: Letting Go

Leaving the Nest

Breathing this in this morning, from Pema Chodron…

All too frequently, we relate like timid birds who don’t dare to leave the nest. here we sit in a nest that’s getting pretty smelly and that hasn’t served its function for a very long time. No one is arriving to feed us. No one is protecting us and keeping us warm. And yet we keep hoping mother bird will arrive.

We could do ourselves the ultimate favor and finally get out of that nest. That this takes courage is obvious. That we could use some helpful hints is also clear. We may doubt that we’re up to [the task]. but we can ask ourselves this question: ‘Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?’

Thanks to Jibycj at wikimedia commons for the photo

Photo Credit: Thanks to Jibycj at wikimedia commons for the photo

Note to Your Younger Self

This week, my friend Zach Braiker – an old soul if ever there were one – shared this question at Facebook. Given my own journey these past few months (which I promise to share more of here), my answer came so quickly it startled me: You’re beautiful. I’ve thought about both the question and my response perhaps… Continue Reading

4 Steps to Letting Go

If there are two phrases that have led this year’s sabbatical for me, they are “Stepping Into” and “Letting Go.” What I’m learning is that we can’t step into what’s next until we figure out how to let go of some of the stuff that has stopped us from those very steps in the past.… Continue Reading