We’ve all heard it…it seems often like the right course of action, but if you’re any thing like me, it becomes so frustrating when I can’t seem to do it.
Detachment. Just let go.
If we’ve ever stepped foot into the self-growth mode, or listened to a teaching rooted in the steeps of Buddhism, we perhaps have some understanding of why detachment can be the antidote for struggle. And yet it’s such an incredibly challenging theme to put into action.
Today I was struck, as I so often am, by a metaphor. Detachment feels bland, clinical, and too self-helpy for me to really grab a hold of-BUT, the idea of Sailing One’s Own Ship, MY Own Ship feels exciting, empowering, challenging, and so worth the journey!
That’s how I landed here.
At so many times in life we reach points, at cross roads when we may have that inner wisdom that tells us that we have done all that we can.
That any further attempts to either interact, or control, or manage will lead us further into the storm.
We’ve reached our own precipice.
It may feel liberating. It may feels terrifying. It may feel, just plain sad.
And yet if we can think of turning attention back towards our self, setting foot on our own ship, hoisting up our sails and then letting the wind (life) take us-we then stand a chance. It’s not a rigid, or resentful way to set out-but one that is more fluid, and trusting. In many ways it’s the most caring act we can do.
I remember hearing about the woman who sailed solo around the globe to earn the record-her story, her journey. This is where my metaphor was born. She was able to let go, trust her ship, the winds, and most of all herself to take her…she knew that was the way. The only way.
So, here’s to Sailing Our Own Ship!