One of the hardest things we all face one time or another in our lives is the art of letting go. Letting go of anger, hurts, that stubborn extra 5 pounds, disappointments, relationships, the way we think things are suppose to be….. The list goes on and on and on.
Where is the love for ourselves in the midst of all this ‘Stuff’ we are holding onto? In fact the state of pure love is free, spacious, supportive and energetic. Do you remember the first time you fell in love? I do and it was absolutely Euphoric; I felt like anything was possible and there was more than enough of everything: love, bliss, money, time, creativity, etc.. Yet the balance of not completely losing yourself is the ultimate task within this state of bliss.
Falling in love with ourselves is just as important as falling in love with someone else. In fact what if this state of deep love was attainable and sustainable throughout our lives in everything that we do?
Can you imagine the sense of empowerment, peace and rejuvenation you can feel?
Several years ago I found myself ‘holding’ on to everything… Not only for myself but for others around me as well. It was utterly exhausting. I held onto all the worries, stresses, feelings, problems and everything in between. These heavy thoughts and situations found me feeling very tired, less than happy and content and had me feeling isolated. I felt like my purpose was to only please others; do for everyone else and just carry the worlds problems, with little regard to myself.
I began to learn the value of the relationship of loving yourself and the art of letting go. I often told myself that I must know better intellectually because I was raised with more awareness and understanding than this. I truly believed this at the time. On the outside my life to others seemed to be in balance and together. However on the inside I was deeply unhappy, running on adrenaline to have enough energy for my overbooked schedule and feeling deeply conflicted.
This began to manifest physically with symptoms and that for me was one of the big wake up calls I have had in my life. Day in and day out I gave advice to others about balance, health, wholeness yet here I was not living up to my advice. I could not bare the idea that I was not living up to my own advice.
All the advice I was giving my clients and patients over the years was helping them live these incredible lives and experiences on the inside and outside, I was totally inspired. So I began to follow my own advice and made it my way of living too. I began to make immediate changes, baby steps at first, step by step.
It was amazing to see the transformations in all areas of my life one by one everything started to change: relationships, career, health, communications, my dreams, success and most importantly a true love of life itself. That same euphoric feeling was and has been consistently present in every business meeting,life decision, travel experience, in relationship…. and really in every aspect of life. It has given me an abundance of energy, enjoyment and a deep sense of purpose in life.
Letting go for your benefit.
I’ve been doing it for years now and the results are always the same. The reason letting go can be such a challenge is because we tend to hold on to things like guilt, anger, fear… ugly emotions that prevent us from enjoying life, loving and believing in ourselves, and having any chance of success or happiness. This is what I believe. I can go on and on preaching about it, but I’ve learned to let go; get rid of the negative stuff that prevents me from living my life to its fullest potential. It’s also allowed me to enjoy every aspect of my life with energy, passion, and purpose.
Why not give it a try?
You don’t have to lose every memory of a minor inconvenience, but you do have to let go of the feeling that it is still lingering. Why? Because allowing even these small things to hurt your feelings, bum you out, make you angry (or whatever negative emotion they invoke) will only take away from all the good stuff life has to offer. Why should all those other wonderful people and experiences suffer because of …well…if you do not allow it to bother you, then pretty much…nothing.
Don’t dwell on the past any longer.
To put it better in my own words, I can let go of any issue or inconvenience because if I dwell on it for too long, the only person that will suffer is me. Allowing tiny moments to ruin the bigger picture in life is like using a pressurized water system to try and get all the mud out of one shirt. Why use such an intense (and oftentimes painful) method when there are better, more efficient ways to get the job done? Why should we put ourselves through any more hurt than necessary…for the greater good?
If others can accept what has already happened why can’t you? Is it possible to eliminate this residual suffering or annoyance?
Well yes of course it is. It’s simple really. All you have to do is come to terms with your negative emotions… instead of dwelling on them for extended periods of time. Instead of agonizing over past emotions that no longer have any effect on you, let them go. Focus on the future and push forward in order to achieve your goals and aspirations. It isn’t scary it’s just inevitable you must let go to live on and let go face the future with confidence and move on.
You can learn how to feel this way too. If you are interested in learning more about working with me 1:1 contact me to set up a call to see if this is something for you.