It’s natural to resist the act of letting go. It requires releasing the hold on the known in exchange for reach for the unknown. And that’s scary, no matter how rotten the known place has become. It’s amazing how much we’ll tolerate simply to avoid letting go of what has become familiar.
Letting go is scary because it feels like relinquishing control. We grasp in order to maintain the illusion that if we only grip tightly enough, we can prevent loss. And sometimes, we even confuse letting go with giving up.
Holding on may seem innocuous. Preferable even. Once you know The Danger of Holding On, you may find the motivation you need to let go.
It’s important to understand the distinction between Quitting and Letting Go. The motivations behind the two acts are very different.
I walked into my yoga class one day and saw this phrase –Let That Sh*t Go – on another student’s shirt. It’s both a humorous and assertive reminder that we often carry too much.
Sometimes, we’re left in the extremely painful position of loving somebody who no longer loves us. By understanding what actions helped to create that bond, you can use that to help let go of your attachment: How to Fall Out of Love.
It’s also easy to believe that you cannot let go until you receive an apology from someone who wronged you. By Accepting the Apology You Never Received, you can move on when you’re ready. Not when the one who harmed you decides they’re ready.
It seems counterintuitive that during a time of loss, you can benefit from letting go. Yet, there is great freedom to be found by Downsizing These Seven Areas During Divorce.
Always remember toLive the Life You Have, Not the Life You Lost.
And I leave you with this – Let Go (But Never Give Up!)