For a lot of people, letting go is really difficult. For me, writing this or at all is hard, because I can't let go of the fear I feel thinking about what people may think of what I am writing. Afraid of judgement etc. Are there spelling errors, does this make any sense HA keeping me from clicking SEND.
Letting go of drinking too much or all together, a bad habit like smoking or biting your finger nails, a relationship or an old t-shirt, communication with an ex, that worry, fear, doubt, insecurity, etc... the list goes on and on and on. Can you relate?
I've come to the understanding that looking forward to the future is harder than letting go of the past. It's easier to stay stuck in a comfortable place where you can reminisce about "the good ole days". This is just from my personal experience, of course.
Today I ask the question, what do I have to let go of, what past mindset, beliefs, experiences, etc. must I move on from. I can remember, but I won't allow the past to come along for the ride anymore hindering me from the new opportunities and adventures that await... there isn't enough room for where I am going to take the past with me anymore. So... goodbye to yesterday, and hello to today and tomorrow... anyways, that's my thought today, I wonder if it helps you... Feel free to write or comment to me... I would love to hear your thoughts...
Also one thing I learned from my nephew Zander is to let go of trying to think too far ahead, and to just take one day at a time... if you haven't checked out his story you can follow and support here...any donation helps so much - Thank you!
I heard someone read a poem by Safire Rose..it goes like this:
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go. She let go of all of the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.
No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.