05 Dec the wonder of letting go
2009 was a year of big moments. 2010 has been the year of the transformation that’s followed; a daily practice of a new way of being. More gratitude, more joy, more wonder, more calm, more contentment, and more clarity. With all that has come a lot of letting go. Of old beliefs, old patterns, and old ways of thinking.
So much has shifted in the last year it’s staggering really and yet it’s all happened rather slowly and quietly. You see, it might not seem like such a big deal from the outside looking in but I know that from the inside, everything looks different, in the best possible way.
Photo and post inspired by prompts #4 (wonder by Jeffrey Davis) & #5 (letting go by Alice Bradley) of Reverb10.
Have you let go of anything that has made a difference in your life?
diane hermanPosted at 11:00h, 05 December
i think 2001 will be my year of transformation…I am going to make my mental and physical health a big priority…i can wait …
diane hermanPosted at 11:01h, 05 December
CassiePosted at 14:27h, 05 December
What a perfect photo notion of letting go— such beauty and easy breathing and release.
KenPosted at 14:29h, 05 December
Change is like that, isn't it? It sneaks up on you when you keep showing up.
bonnierosePosted at 15:31h, 05 December
I posted about this too
NancyPosted at 16:21h, 05 December
Gorgeous photo, Tracey!!!
jsteckPosted at 17:27h, 05 December
Beautiful shot, Tracey. My goal for next year is to let go and choose happiness.
wholly jeannePosted at 17:59h, 05 December
wonder is an inside job. so's shifting into new ways of being. what a lovely, soothing post. it's one of those that begs me to say thank you.
RoxannePosted at 18:03h, 05 December
The photo is truly magical.
Amy OscarPosted at 18:13h, 05 December
Absolutely beautiful post – and blog. So glad I found you.
LizPosted at 18:15h, 05 December
EvaPosted at 18:16h, 05 December
What a wonderful picture!
LindseyPosted at 18:20h, 05 December
Beautiful … this post, your words, the photo, just make me sigh in a soul-deep kind of way. xox
darrah parkerPosted at 18:48h, 05 December
This photo is breathtaking, Tracey. I've been working on this "letting go" thing and think that this next year will be focused on many of the things you mentioned: "More gratitude, more joy, more wonder, more calm, more contentment, and more clarity." I think the more I focus on the first one (gratitude), the more likely the others will be to follow.
JillPosted at 22:56h, 05 December
Thanks for the inspiration, Tracey! I was a little hesitant about joining Reverb10, but after reading this post, I decided that it is just what I need to get things moving on the right track for 2011.
Boston MamasPosted at 02:15h, 06 December
Having only recently connected with you, it's hard to imagine you with less gratitude, joy, wonder, calm, contentment, and clarity than you have at present, but I'll take your word for it. xoxo
AbigailPosted at 07:18h, 06 December
Stumbled up on your beauty..BLOG
LoVe iT herE.
This photograph captureS me!
jill conyersPosted at 10:29h, 06 December
My #reverb10 | let go is here
Life…as I see it
Lindsey (aka modchik)Posted at 06:34h, 08 December
the picture is truly one of my favorites of yours – so many things are pointing me in the same direction I am right behind you as I enter the "transformation" stage. Deep breaths and long pauses. Thankful for finding inspiration like your work.
MaryPosted at 19:05h, 11 December
I am so grateful that I found your blog last year. Between here and the Shutter Sisters blog, I am constantly being fed a ton of amazing inspiration and motivation that encourages me to blog, write and take pictures.
I've learned to let go of my own (and others) expectations for how it was thought my life should turn out. I've replaced those expectations with hopes and goals, so that I may still plan for my future but in doing so make sure that there is also room for the unexpected.
If you plan for the future but expect no more than the unexpected, then you may often find yourself pleasantly surprised. This year was full of some pretty wonderful surprises. (http://benmarcastle.blogspot.com/2010/12/day-5-let-go.html)
Michelle McGeePosted at 03:32h, 12 December
I decided this past week to let go of something – a past scar on my creative soul, that put an end to my love to draw. A person I loved redrew part of a self-portrait that I had labored over and given to him as a gift. I found it under his bed with the mouth erased because, in his words, he felt he could "draw it better". I stopped drawing after that. That was 22 years ago. Today, I pulled out a sketchbook and some colored pencils. And although I haven't used them just yet, I will. I have decided to let go and be who I am meant to be.