There is a sadness in letting go. A kind of mourning, even when you know it’s for the best. That part of your life, however big or small, will forever be forgotten. All of the negative associations will no longer have the same emotional impact, which is great, but all of the good leaves as well. Not necessarily the memories of them, but rather the emotions attached to them and regardless of how hurtful a situation was the great moments were truly great and filled you with such passion and hope and freedom that it becomes a real loss. You know that as soon as you sincerely let go you will no longer have any emotional attachment to it. With freedom from the pain you also loose the magic that you experienced and that is the bonifide loss.
If only it had been real this time.
A quote by David Whyte from, Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words
“FORGIVENESS is a heartache and difficult to achieve because strangely, it not only refuses to eliminate the original wound, but actually draws us closer to its source. To approach forgiveness is to close in on the nature of the hurt itself, the only remedy being, as we approach its raw center, to reimagine our relation to it.”