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Holding on and letting go



Holding on is necessary in life, it is how the baby gets her milk, how the two stay together, and how a tree survives a tornado.

It is also essential when in the middle of something that requires stick-to-it-ive-ness to complete.  Holding on to values, family, friends, and connections that serve us is fruitful.

Holding on can also stagnate Qi, block progress and impede smooth flow.

Letting go is necessary in life.  It is how the child is birthed, how the seed is set free to become anew, and how the adolescent grows into adulthood and leaves home.  The cycle of life.

It is necessary to let go of  ideas, beliefs, and structures that don’t serve us.

Letting go can also make it so that one is unable to finish projects, can’t stay focused or creates chaos.

So how do you know when to do which?

That takes wisdom and grace.

It is a dynamic process of give and take, ebb and flow.  It has to do with intuition, mindfulness, paradigm shifting, strength and flexibility.

Holding on when it is the right time is necessary.   Holding on beyond time hinders.

Letting go when it is the right time is necessary for transformation.  Letting go before it is time is traumatic.

Being in sync with the ebb and flow in your environment, actions, relationships, and structures within time and space allows you to know whether to hold on or let go.

Practice your mindfulness, and meditation skills so that you can feel and know what action is best for your optimal growth and development.

There is a timing to things.  You may notice that something bothers you now that has not previously, this may be a clue to a need for a shift in your holding on/letting go process.

The more we attend to the whole of our feelings, and inner responses the more we can live in sync with our needs.  This is one of the best uses of mindfulness to engage the bigger picture allowing for the incorporation of all the information that is present in each of our internal sensory systems.

See you tomorrow.


Author: instinctivehealthparenting4u

Author, Integrative medicine practitioner, psychotherapist. Albuquerque, NM practice, focus on return to balance and the integration of spirit, mind, and body through meditation and mindfulness. Monthly trainings, & professional and personal development coaching. Find more on my website Read my books, Turning NO to ON: The Art of Parenting with Mindfulness, Turning ME to WE: The Art of Partnering with Mindfulness (, for increased internal wellness and alignment with your spiritual purpose, and to activate joyous love and light, bg

2 thoughts on “Holding on and letting go

  1. Letting go must be an especially intense matter for you at this time.

    Our new NMSAAM president is suggesting that we should appoint a “vibes watcher” for our meetings– something that’s done in another group he’s part of. Someone who could note when communication is not clear or unpleasantness is developing, and be the one to head it off. I was remembering how well you used to do that with AOMANM, especially in the Rx policy meetings.

  2. Your way of telling all in this piece of writing is genuinely pleasant, all be capable of effortlessly know it, Thanks a lot.

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