A moment shared between a husband and wife. They looked deep into each others eyes and I felt it. I felt an energy. Something happened in that moment that brought their love radiating outward. And I felt every drop of it. Meet Carolyn and Justin. A beautiful couple that I had the pleasure and honor of photographing last Saturday. I came across this on thedailylove.com and it smacked me on my proverbial butt cheeks. Something inside of my said to share it with you.
Everything you want in life is waiting to reveal itself to you as soon as you let go. Our culture has an obsession with control. We often think that if we simply let go nothing will happen for us. But letting go is not an act of passivity. It doesn’t mean that we give up, or stop or throw in the towel. It means that we let go of our resistance and we surrender our desire to control. We learn to breathe into what is. Once you relinquish the need to control the outcome of a situation, you can step into the truth of the moment and what it wants to show you. You become available to what truly exists in that time and space, rather than what your controlling left brain thinks should be there.
We all want control, an answer to what will happen. Will I be ok? Will I fail? We want desperately to have control over the situation and if we don’t, we fear drowning. I know I fear that. But it’s only in letting go and being ok that we can finally truly be in the moment. We don’t have to have all the answers right now, or ever. We just have to believe that our heart and dreams won’t steer us wrong.
My own battle with control is a long one. It was always said that, that’s just the way the women in our family operate. We’re controlling. What I’m realizing is, it doesn’t get me anywhere. No Where People. Learning to pursue my dreams with less control and more faith and openness to what can be has been the greatest challenge. I’ve had moments of shear terror, moments of panic, and moments of hurt. But when I do let go and open up, OH MY the amazing things that flow into my life! Even just little things, like the person in front of me buying my coffee. I just have to be open.
xoxo – Rachael
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