Let Go and Be Free!

In our leadership coaching program, we believe that to Let Go is to boldly move forward consciously and leave behind the things that don't serve us. Horses do not live in the past or the future they live in the present. They show us how to let go.

Lyle, our lead horse coach, is an expert at letting go. A coaching session with Lyle is powerful because he mirrors the energy that is present. Once the lesson is learned Lyle isn’t interested in holding on to “stuff” that doesn’t serve him. Lyle rolls and shakes off the unwanted energy that he picks up from the session.  He doesn’t wait, he doesn’t have to think about it, he just he shakes it off. His roll and shake practice is how he becomes present and grounded again.

What is your practice of letting go?

By letting go what is possible now?

To let go is the key to inner peace and personal freedom. I enjoyed reading Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Her words resonate with me that I am both the warden and the prisoner of my own thoughts. Today I dare to claim the sky because when I let go the sky’s the limit! Thank-you Lyle for showing me how to let go and be free. www.fullstrideleadership.com

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

“The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with fearful trill of the things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard from the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds soft through the singing trees and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.”

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