As human beings we are designed to hold onto everything.
We create the sense of attachment to all that we have in our lives even if things are not so good for us. We cling onto the memories, we hold on to the anger, we don’t forgive. It’s really remarkable how our brains truly function.
And how we can really use this knowledge, understanding that this is the way it is designed, is the first step to begin practicing the art of letting go.
Here are some other ways you can practice the art of letting go:
Accepting whatever the situation is a great tool for letting go. Whether it is a problem between two people, a problem between you and someone else, or a problem between you and your employer, acceptance is necessary.
Accepting whatever that is can be difficult because our protective personality or ego wants to make someone wrong or right, forcing us to pick sides. Acceptance can be the first step.
Begin to ask yourself: What can I learn from this situation?
How can I learn from it?
How can I get through it?
None of us have the desire to intentionally harm one another. At our core, we want to be sympathetic and caring. We end up harming other people unintentionally because of our own wounds and lack of forgiveness for ourselves and others along the road.
Let yourself feel whatever it is that you’re feeling
If you’re sad or if you’re angry… feel that sadness, feel that anger…don’t go based on what other people believe you might need. You need to pay attention to what it is that you need.
Maybe you need a night out. Or you want to curl up and watch movies. Whatever it is that you need to do, listen to that part of yourself and acknowledge your feelings; cry if you need to vent or write a journal to get it all out.
Learning to forgive yourself and others is one of the most effective things you can do to improve your life in every way.
It’s far more difficult to forgive oneself at times. But if you don’t, it might prevent you from experiencing more depth, richness, and completeness in your relationships in the future.
It’s not only about forgiving the other person; it’s also about forgiving yourself.
When you can have compassion for yourself and for the other person, you will be able to move on much more quickly. You will be able to recognize in future interactions and relationships where you can actually prevent these upsets from occurring and learn forgiveness and compassion much earlier on.
Focus on what you are gaining from the experience
Take a look at the lessons that have been learned.
Take a look at the possibility for development.
Think about how this will benefit your future relationships. Your future job relationships, personal relationships, and any other encounters will make you a stronger and better person in the world.
We absolutely need more of it; we need more love, more compassion, more individuals to elevate the vibration of our world, and you are unquestionably one of them.