I recently realized what may be obvious to others… you cannot be truly free while still holding tight to anything else.
Whether it is a loved one, a job, your online audience, feelings, baggage… while you cling to it/them you will be owned by them.
The more we let go of the more we gain.
Sometimes when you let go of something, new things come into your life.
Other times the mere act of letting go creates the space for what you let go to come back in a better form. A friendship or relationship ends up improved. A hobby or work that no longer felt right can be renewed. A goal you kept avoiding is redefined just right.
For me, especially, I find when I let go of my fears and expectations and breathe in all that empty space I can find my own freedom to just be – one day at a time – just be.
Let go of the “should” and “shouldn’t” for the “can” and “will”
Let go of the people who bring you down for the ones that make you smile
Let go of the perfect plan for whatever comes
Let go of the guilt trips and nagging and picking for peace
Let go of the “it’s too hard” for the “I’m doing it”
Let go of the wishes for the wills
Let go of the pressure for the calm
Let go of the denials for the indulgences
Let go of the playing it small for the celebrating your worth
Let go of the need to be right for the need to be kind
Let go of the loudness trying to be heard for the patience and heart to listen
Let go of the searching for being content
Let go of the fighting against the current for the calm of gliding as it carries you along
Let go of the past for forgiveness
Let go of the need to be brilliant for the freedom to simply create and express
Let go of the extreme all or nothing for the moderation and wiggle room
Let go of the beating yourself up for the “I am enough”
Let go of the rule book for finding your own way
What will you let go of today?
Find your simple,