The Disney movie Frozen brought us the extremely popular song, “Let it go” and if it gets into your head, it is nearly impossible to let it go! In life that’s how it seems to work for some of us, but our worst experiences get in our head and it’s hard to let it go. Most of us in one or more times in our lives were told or perhaps told someone else to, “let it go” and often find ourselves or leave others thinking, ‘but what the hell does that really mean and how?’
Well let’s start with; that depends on what you need, want or must let go. For some it could simply mean to get rid of excess clutter in your closet, let go of clothing you haven’t worn in the last three or more years, especially if they are three sizes too big or small. Some of us love to be attached to our attachment to things, just let go!
Letting go could also mean, losing some unwanted pounds by changing poor eating habits and managing stress in our lives. The majority of weight issues stem from bad foods, overeating and stress, which can easily cause you to overeat, bad foods. Whatever is stressing you, manage it and/or let it go!
Worrying tends to consume some of us sometimes to the point of manifesting everything we swear we will never do or never want to happen ever in life. So stop worrying about something that hasn’t happened yet and let it go!
Imagine the freedom that comes with not caring about what someone thinks of you. Now think about the energy and dreams held hostage by your thoughts about someone else’s thoughts about you. It’s exhausting, let it go!
There are practical and powerful ways to let go of anything! First, you must make the decision to do it and the commitment to do the work necessary to get it done. If it’s de-cluttering your closet, accept there will be at least one donation pile that has to leave your house, no exception. Hire a professional organizer if you have to, in order to get through it successfully.
Many people use their spiritual or religious beliefs to build faith and eliminate worry and others find methodologies like retreats, workshops and books to give them the tools to empower themselves to let go of fear or the need for the approval of others to find strength and acceptance of self.
For emotional pain, it takes a long-term contract with yourself to stay on the journey to actually get it done; and it can be done in various ways, from expressing your pain to the person who inflicted it to simply writing them a letter and never mailing it. In deeper cases a mental health professional is the best option.
Letting go of emotional pain and hurt is easier said than done for some, to let go of the attachment of the pain and hurt, one layer at a time is necessary to let the true healing process begin. In the end, the act of letting go doesn’t change the facts of life, but it does determine how well we live our lives; so let it go, let it go, let it go!
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