Not everything you come in contact with belongs to or with you. Everything has its house and when you find that house you begin to flourish. Where you go from letting go is up! It’s time to fire on all your cylinders!
I have been hearing the phrase “Let Go” a lot lately and by taking all day today to think about letting go, I see how much it really applied to me. As I was thinking about how much letting go will do for me or you I decided to give LET-GO my own meaning. I have realized that letting go is not an easy process, but a very important one to do. If you are not able to detach from your given situation that maybe serving as your hindrance and that is, from families, friends, work, a way of life or even bad habits you may cost yourself to remain blind to what is possible. I often say that on this journey possibilities are endless. Therefore, refusing to let go can cost you from seeing the possibilities. On the other hand, to let go will take courage and of course a made up mind to even begin the process.
It was Deborah Rebber who said, “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” This is also important, “The mental and physical space we create by letting go of things that belong in our past gives us…the option to fill the space with something new.” Susan Fay West. That is remarkably true because the more space you give yourself the more room you will have to grow. So why are we afraid to let go of things or people? Change, The uncertainty (what is certain anyway), Don’t know how, Sometimes it is just a negative feeling the idea of letting go brings with it.
The truth of the matter is that whenever change comes, that is the time we need the change. What is important is our readiness. The thing is that we refuse to see it as being necessary. Which leads to this, what often happen is that we are the ones who stand in our own way! And that is by holding on to what we need to let go of. In fact, if you should analyzed the whole concept of the idea of attaching to the thing or person you will come to realized that you may have been only attach to the feeling you receive and not the person or thing. This do change as we grow older, which lead me to this quote by Joseph Campbell, “ We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” That is to say as much as letting go is important for growing, you have to remember that you should not let go of your values.
Let’s go to my meaning of Let Go:
L-Learn from past experience, even if there is pain, the pain was there to play a vital role in your growing process. Embrace it!
E-Evaluate, a very important part of the process and by doing so you will get the chance of living in a more peaceful state of mind. When you evaluate the situation you will come to the knowing that you are only responsible for yourself and will eventually take you to a state of balance.
T-Thankful! Why gratitude comes out of letting go is that you now get more room for adding value to your life. Letting go is growing. Letting go is showing the level of your strength. As you grow and become more, be grateful!
G-Gain a stronger sense of yourself! As you become more conscious of knowing that you are now responsible for your choosing you will be lead to a door of opportunity that will open up to you.
O-Ouch! This is when you get smack in the face after you realized how much holding on to what you should of let go of a long time ago has been prevent you from accomplishing more out of life. Remember, sometime we are the one who stands in our own way. Letting go can be painful, can be challenging, but it is also necessary.
“The knowledge of the past stays with us. To let go is to release the images and conditions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.” Jack Kornfield
YOU ARE FREE…THERE IS NO NEED TO HOLD ON TO ANYTHING THAT DOESN’T BELONG…YOU MUST MAKE ROOM!