We leave jobs, relationships, situations, homes, continents, our bodies and our minds. We jump ship when things get sticky, when our shadows show up, when love gets to loud, when fear gets too regular and when the thought of staying becomes as intense as a bolder perched atop our chest. We enter desert periods where we must turn inward. We climb mountains only to reach the summit and see all of the other summits waiting for us. We have families we leave so that we can create a richer life for them. We all have seasons of leaving, and it is in these seasons that some of our richest explorations occurs.
As I have been sitting with this question my curiosity has peaked as I begin thinking about how I leave. I have never been one for good-byes. So very often I notice myself disconnecting my energy long before I find any words to express the maze of emotions that I am feeling.
Our way of leaving becomes a vitally important clue towards how we experience life. In the midst of the seasons of your life, how do you show up even though you know that you will soon be leaving certain circles and situations? Do you experience yourself clinging to the familiar, or reaching out your palms in surrender for what is to come?
As you wander through the pages of your life may curiosity help you develop a richer relationship to this natural impulse of living. May you repeatedly question, "How do you leave?..."
May You Sweetly Seek:)