Do you struggle with “letting go” or your stuff, old habits, or relationships? A you finding yourself in situations where you must “hold on” or “let go”. These kind of decisions are stressful when you struggle with clarity. You are not alone. I have been challenged with letting go in several areas of my life. My first reaction was to hold on for dear life. When that did not work I entertained the possibility of letting go. It has created chaos, overwhelm, and freedom. Once I embraced letting go and released my need to control situations a sense of freedom began to come into my life.
One of the themes this year is “Letting Go”. How is it showing up in your life? Sometimes as a profound loss, like death of a dear one. Sometimes as resistance to letting go of a habit.
I found the following poem helpful. I hope you find peace within it's wisdom too.
To “let go” does not mean to stop caring; it means I can't do for someone else.
To “let go” is not to cut myself off; it's a realization I can't control another.
To “let go” is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences.
To “let go” is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.
To “let go” is not to try to change or blame another; it's to make the most of myself.
To “let go” is not to care for, but to care about.
To “let go” is not to fix, but to be supportive.
To “let go” is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.
To “let go” is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to affect their own destinies.
To “let go” is not to be protective; it's to permit another to face reality.
To “let go” is not to deny, but to accept.
To “let go” is not to nag, scold or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To “let go” is not to adjust everything to my desires but to take each day as it comes, and cherish myself in it.
To “let go” is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.
To “let go” is to fear less and to love more.
~ Author Unknown
So there you have it….Have a great season of “Letting Go”.
Let Your Inner Magnificence Show the Way,