“In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past. But you will find yourself….It will be a permanent Self, rooted in Awareness & Creativity. Once you have captured this, you have captured the world.”
The path to happiness is often a path of letting go, removing what no longer serves you and not adding to or gaining something. Learning to let go of the past, in particular, emotions, attitudes, bad habits, draining relationships and any other “baggage” that is holding you back is the key to our inner happiness and long overdue healing. In order to make way for amazing wonderful things to come we must leave our comfort zone and “Let go”.
Learning to let go can be somewhat scary, but it is essential!! Learning to let go of old ideas, people, habits and any other situation that no longer serves you is the key to inner balances and self-growth.
A huge block to “letting go” for personal growth is that the future is always unknown. The future is unpredictable, and by letting go, a part of us feels as we may loose an essential part of our life, our identity, a friendship, and a major element of our past, our personality, family or values. This can be a stumbling block, but to truly move forward and embrace what the future has we have to shed our old skin, move forward.
Here is some great examples of dysfunctional living habits that are worth reconsidering and letting go of, they can offer you a temporary relief, but in the long run just add stress, strain and are just simply unhealthy for the mind body and soul.
- Avoiding work obligations and procrastinating.
- Excessive alcohol consumption.
- Emotional eating.
- Consuming too much sugar, junk food.
- Skipping meals.
- Avoiding exercise.
- Late nights.
- Abusing prescription & illegal drugs.
- Taking on to many obligations.
- Staying in draining, abusive, emotional dysfunctional relationships.
- Self harm – physically, emotionally or mentally.
- Not allowing “Personal” time.
- Not enough sleep
- Excessive caffeine, soft drinks and energy drinks consumption
Try and commit to yourself and let go of these habits!! Swap one bad habit for a good habit, instead of emotionally eating yourself to a larger dress size, take it our on the cement (pavement) and walk out any frustrations, sadness or anger! Instead of staying up late, record that TV show and treat yourself the next day after work..
You are worth the effort; the key to life is balance and happiness! Move ahead and let go of your past, more, not less of your personality and gifts will manifest
I know what I will be letting go of, and now that we have a Full Moon in transit in the past week it makes for a great time to sit down with yourself, and really think long, hard and deep about what is not working in your life? What feels like resistance in your world? is it that job, or a bad habit (like excessive sugar consumption), worrying about your diet or if you have enough time to please everyone ( whilst neglecting your own needs) .
Written By Andy Jackman. xx