Time to Let Go

Letting go is true freedom.

Living our lives free of how the present should be is joyful and rewarding.

By nature, we cling to many things. Our stories, prejudices, ‘should’ lists, and resentments are only a few that we somehow can’t move away from.

By learning and integrating the attribute of letting go into our lives, we expand and release what is not serving us today. We no longer live in our past experiences or act with our preconceptions. We are here, at this very moment—one with ourselves and one with life.

We cannot change anything or anyone, but we can change our approach and thoughts.
Some helpful guidelines

People-

When we can’t let go of some people, it would be a good idea to explore our story with them, see why they were part of our lives and how voluntarily or involuntarily they have helped us to become who we are today. Revisiting boundaries or removing those people from our lives would be some options.

Our Stories –

We have a story that we have lived and a story that we’ve projected for the future. Some stories were painful, but still, we were able to survive them. We cannot undo the past, but when we ruminate, we continue to be in the past and relive the emotions again. Letting go of the past will free us from the heaviness we carry to this day. For our future stories, we can dream and desire but better not to cling to them. Let’s expand and wait to see what life will offer!

Our stuff-

We also cling to our physical stuff, mainly our clothes and objects. Not letting go of what we are not using restricts us as well. Some of us keep our clothes for years, waiting to lose that extra weight, and others keep resentful letters or notes that bring their energy down. Do a clutter cleaning and free your materials to open up space for new things.

One of the best ways to work with letting go is through a breathing meditation.

Close your eyes or lower your gaze as you settle comfortably in your chair. Align your head, neck, and spine. Slowly bring your attention to your breath. Take a few deep breaths and follow the sensations in your body. Watch your breath as it enters and leaves your body at its own rhythm.

Now feel the breath entering your nostrils, moving down to your chest and belly. Just notice the sensations in your body. You don’t have to do anything, and you don’t need to force anything. Just be with your breath.

Now take a big deep breath, and as you exhale, allow your resentment to leave your body with your breath.
Repeat this exercise by replacing ‘resentment’ with what you want to release.

You can repeat this practice as much as you want. When you finish the process, go back to your regular breathing, and slowly open your eyes.