I walked along the edge of a cliff today and it was difficult to let go of my fear of falling—in fact, I was not successful. But a part of me was able to set it aside and focus on the beauty surrounding me. I can see that a part of letting go involves living in the present and being exactly where I am, not anticipating the horrors of what might come.
The thrill of seeing a great blue heron successful in its hunt, an otter sliding into the sea, the rising moon glowing red above the trees, a large eyed baby seal clinging to a rock and clean and silent ocean breezes caressing as I drift, secure in the knowledge of the great love that holds us: all are here to remind me of the value of letting go and letting God show me the wonders all around. When I let go of my willfulness and accept what comes my way—every day, at all times—I will be able to give thanks that I have been given the ears and eyes and the heart to realize and accept the wonder available to all.