"Giving up doesn´t always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means you are strong enough to let go." This phrase really resonated with me today when I read it in Facebook. So much so that I had to sit down and write because at some level, it really explains some of the experiences I am going through right now. How many times have you pushed and waited for some sort of resolution to find yourself stuck and unable to move forward? Is it worth waiting? Is it worth pushing? Do you feel weak if you decide that after spending a lot of time waiting for others or the situation to change you just want to give up?
We live in a society that promotes not giving up. Many of the tag lines and messages we receive from the external environment say "Don´t give up" "Keep going" "Keep pushing" "You are strong"but have we ever stopped and thought that maybe pushing is just a way to remain stuck in a situation. Maybe we reach a point when we just have to let go. Maybe we are even pushing the wrong river and we live in a fantasy of something that will never happen.
The other day, one of my best friends sent me a message that said "Keep the faith. The most amazing things in life tend to happen right when you are about to give up hope." When I read that message, I couldn´t help but smile because I´ve been feeling a little down with my fractured foot as I can´t do many of the things I used to do and I need to adjust to the current situation. Nevertheless, I really felt like sometimes we are reaching the point when let go is the right thing to do and not because we are giving up hope but because we are choosing to wake up and be strong and move towards a happier place instead of remaining in misery because we feel if we give up, we will be seen as weak or we would have wasted precious time in our lives.
"Sometimes you must get lost to truly find yourself; trip and fall to rise above the challenge; fail to succeed; let go to gain control; break to grow stronger." I have fallen down and broke my foot so I will grow stronger and with that new found strength I will be able to let go of all those things that do not serve me anymore. I am not weak, I am not giving up, I am just choosing to let go.
Presiding Priestess of Circulo de Isis