What is it that you do to let go?
It is said that the key to life isn't in getting answers but in asking the right questions. This is a great question.
Whether we like it or not, life is one continuous journey of letting go. We have a tendency to try to hold on to everything that we have - the perfect relationship, our youth, our possessions - the list goes on. But life has a remarkable habit of taking away that which we may treasure at the time. Ask anyone in their 70s or 80s what it's like to watch their family and life-long friends dying around them. This is a challenge.
So what do I do to let go? I breathe deeply. I inhale the delicious fragrance of the present moment. I remind myself with my thoughts that there is no better place to be than the one I'm in right now. I spend as much time as I can outside in nature. There is something timeless and nourishing about the kiss of the sun on my skin and the song of the birds in my heart. In short, I stay present, knowing that, no matter what happens, all is well.