Thursday, June 19, 2014

Endings ...and Beginnings

Do you know when to let go?  When it's time to be finished with a project, person or thing?  How do you end the relationship, business, job?
Even when it's obvious that something needs to change, it sometimes (or most times) is hard to pull the plug, cut the cord, close the account.  I think most of us have difficulty with change. The familiar is comforting. We know what's expected and how to do it, as well as the probable outcome.  We might not like the process or the result, but somehow still feel safe.
I think feeling sad about letting go is normal.  We must allow ourselves a little time to grieve over lost potential, because that's really what it's all about.  We fall in love with the potential of a situation.  When things don't go as we had hoped we must admit to ourselves (our biggest critics), that we have somehow failed at the endeavor, even if the ending was our choice.
I struggle with these feelings now, as my art and business are evolving in a different direction.  I feel stuck and uninspired.  I also know that this feeling will pass. I must allow myself to feel it fully, then let it go.
Because I know at the end of the road, another path will appear.  I must be patient with myself, and let things happen as they must.
But, it doesn't make it any easier.