Oh, how often have we heard that expression, just let it go? And sometimes the meaning changes, as in why can’t you just let it go, or, its time to just let go.
And I think they both ultimately have the same meaning, but not the same intent.
For instance, I know that when I focus on something it gets bigger in my head. But when I just let it go, there is no longer the weight of it. Do you know what I mean?
And I am not comfortable when someone demands that I let something go. Are you? That is not my process. And it feels so confrontational.
But when we make the choice to let things go, that is so much softer and empowering. And it also signals that we are more than ready to just do the emptying.
In terms of our spiritual health, it is a much gentler reminder that we just don’t need that thought or back story.
So what does it really mean to let it go? What is the secret to letting go?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LET GO
Letting go is the ability to acknowledge a thought but then not hold on to it. It is realizing it does not belong to us. When we hold on to it, we are creating a sense of story. And that story is not always in our best interest.
We all have experienced that sense of baggage, right? Whether it is about how someone Well letting go is actually freeing ourselves from this load.
It is just something that is passing through. We do not own it or need to hang on to it. And the secret to letting go is allowing ourselves to be fully in the present. But we cannot be in the present if we are still lagging in the past thoughts.
To me when I allow myself to let go, I am also reaffirming that sense of positive self-love. Knowing that there is no longer a need to diminish self. So that adds another layer of freedom and self-love.
Have you felt that?
Does that make sense?
Well please watch this Matt Kahn video. And do let me know what you think. Letting go
Here Oprah talks about letting go of our past and letting in forgiveness.
Deciding to let go of all that was so there is room for that is coming is the best gift we can give to ourselves. It is total freedom and compassionate loving.
When we give ourselves the gift of letting go, it impacts everything in our lives. In our conversations we no longer feel judgment or pain. Instead, we are merely observers. Free to be living fully in the moment of sharing.
To prepare for this meditation, sit down at a table. Get out paper and pen.
Write down some things that keep popping up in your thoughts.
Now picture each of these thoughts as 10 pound sacks.
That makes them pretty heavy doesn’t it?
Do you really want to carry this weight around?
Nope, did not think so. So here is the next step.
Decide what you truly need to keep and what needs to be discarded.
Ask your body if you need this thought. If not,
take a deep cleansing breath and then let it go
If you hear the answer no, see it as a sack on the table.
Do this with all your thoughts right now.
Then look at those heavy filled sacks in front of you.
Knowing these are not needed, we will gather them all and deposit them into a trashcan.
Take another breath, cleansing yourself of all that baggage.
Now sit with your eyes closed and take another breath.
See the lightness in your mind now. The clutter is gone.
There is nothing to hold you back.
Breathe in and out 5 times.
Let the space expand in its own freedom.
I am free to be
I am lighter because I do not hold on
Take another breath and shake out your body.
Feel how much lighter you are feeling?
This is a great exercise to do any time you feel overwhelmed or like there is
way too much baggage going on.
Let me know how it works for you. Feels so good to feel lighter, yes?
Letting go is the metaphor for how we choose to live our lives. The secret of letting go is allowing us to be free to be in this very moment. To be fully present. And that is the gift we are all seeking.
I don’t know about you, but I do not want to be carrying around excess baggage. It makes no sense to me. It is not part of my being and living in this moment. For bringing in old baggage holds us frozen to a place that no longer exists.
So stretch out your arms and see yourself as free! Just let go!
The incredible sense of freedom is so expansive and reassuring. It allows us to truly live in this moment. And what is better that being fully present? Nothing!
How do you usually handle knowing that it is time to let go of our past stories and thoughts?
I would really like to hear.
In peace and gratitude,
Founder, success-full-living.com, living one heart-centric moment at a time!