That most difficult of selfless terminology, a proactive movement of ‘simply letting go’. An action of expansion that is so very painful for the human species. The very thought of planning to succeed in what you have created is what underpins such mammoth occupations like parenthood, working yourself out of a job and stepping aside when you’re done doing what you do.
However you must be secure with and within your own fallibility and have a deep awareness of your position in the scheme of things. A conscious and constant reassessment of position that will enable the very thought of releasing what you have born bred and nurtured into an actionable outcome. A realization that everything you have started is now ready and able to stretch the bonds of connection, to stand on its own and go forward, instead of sentencing it to being forever in bondage to its founder.
The Bali Street Dog is an eminently durable survivor but like all things with a nervous system attached to a conscious reality of past present and future, they are also prone to the impacts of outside stimuli and forces, both nurturing and nefarious. The Bali Street Dog naturally engages in succession planning by their very connectedness, on a moment by moment mindset to and with nature. They don’t ruminate, perseverate, castigate or any other type of ‘ate’ on holding on to whatever is gone or what might be, their success is already in their fully immersed and engaged reality of a here and now focus.
Rescuing, rehabilitating, reforming and re homing a sentient being is a labor of love, discipline and routine. Damaged beings are broken and bruised, frightened and fragile, but they are certainly not ready to be dead and buried. Their very trauma can be a catalyst in assuring a more resilient and stronger future, if they can be given and awarded some planned assistance to succeed.
To succeed in planning is already a step forward, how that success turns out and whether it is in the best interests, is an unwinnable argument. But the reality is that letting go is not negotiable, it’s the option to see things as they are or to crush things into the way you believe they must be.
The Bali Street Dogs have taught us, that by just working with and within what life reality is, in all its manifestations and by adapting constantly to life moments and movements, the chance of planned success is already always there, in this present moment.