This brought tears to my eyes so I naturally wanted to be joined by others who feel the need to read this today.
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the right reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go. She let go of all the memories that held her back. She let go of all the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.
No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go. There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good. It wasn’t bad. It was what it was and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone for evermore.
On Tuesday of this week Paul McCartney played on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec city. He had heard about the devastation that rocked the people of Lac-Mégantic which is an area south of Quebec City, where the concert took place. Kindly, he offered free tickets and busing to his concert to the people from the broken town whose population is still reeling over a train explosion on July 10 th. In all one thousand people took him up on his offer. He dedicated the song ‘Let it Be‘ to them. They were completely touched as was I when I heard of his generosity and spirit. The song came with a special greeting from McCartney, delivered in French.
Here is the video of the song. It is really quite beautiful even though it is a faster version than the studio one. Paul`s music helped the healing process.
- Paul McCartney performs show tonight with special guests: Lac-Megantic survivors (ctvnews.ca)
- Paul McCartney offers free show tickets to Lac-Megantic survivors (ctvnews.ca)
- Paul McCartney to perform for special guests: Lac-Megantic survivors (macleans.ca)
- Lac-Megantic survivors attend Paul McCartney concert (o.canada.com)