Posted by Ben Naga
Letting go is advised
Even an aspiration
But even then remains
Easier said than done
We may have companions
But have to walk the path alone
Posted on October 13, 2015, in Poetry and tagged Death, Life, Loss. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.
I am flying from Wisconsin to Colorado on Friday. My younger brother is in the final passage of his life. In the end we do have to walk the path alone. Letting go may be the recommended and even an aspiration. I have heard that said, but, as you say in the poem, Ben, it’s not so easy. It’s not.
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Not at all. I hope you and your brother suffer as little pain – both physical and emotional – and may there be others to support and comfort you.
Very true , Ben.
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Learning to come to terms with attachment and its consequences is perhaps life’s greatest lesson.
Our journey alone.
And at the core: our attachment to ourselves.
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