Let It Be
The last week or so there has been a Beatles song which has been a mental mantra for me and it continues to remind me of one simple thought: “And when the broken-hearted people Living in the world agree There will be an answer Let it be”. The last few weeks I have felt the weight of the world and because of that I had to pause on writing, on helping, on reaching out and supporting others. One of the hardest lessons to learn as a person, a woman, a mother, a friend and a partner is that when my own bucket is empty I cannot truly fill anyone else’s until I have replenished my own. The moments we are in right now are those that family members before us have endured and survived through. Each of us is the living proof that human life prevails, that we find a way to survive, to continue filling this planet with laughter and joy and beauty. Even in the face of extreme evil.
There is a natural life cycle in everything around us, in the air, earth, water and humanity around us. Sometimes we want to deny this cycle because part of life is death and part of beauty is destruction which means that to feel the joy we inevitably feel the pain. This is a hard pill to swallow for many of us, it is a hard pill to swallow for me because it means I have to look at what is happening right now and accept it as part of what is. People are sick and scared and anxiety is overcoming the globe. There are multiple truths being spoken and reality is more of a concept that a foundation these days. There is an endless amount of news and social media updating with facts that come from unknown or unreliable sources and it makes it hard to know what is real.
I want to remind everyone to find beauty in every day, find gratitude in each part of our cycle and try to focus on what is a foundation for you because that is all we can do. I will leave you with this mantra which has been helping me find calm in this unbearable storm, “Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be There will be an answer Let it be”.
Stay safe, stay strong, stay true to who you need to be right now and as for everything else, let it be.
I am a mother, not a wizard. I share what is hard, what is scary and what is real. The rest I leave to you.