“Was it hard?” I ask. Letting go?
“Not as hard as holding on to something that wasn’t real.”Lisa Schroeder
As humans we tend to hold on to things. It can be a person or an emotion or your favorite toy or any of your priced possession.
Have you ever wondered Why?
I feel it’s probably because, either
- We are not ready to accept that it’s over, we are in Denial!
- Or, we are so emotionally attached to it, that the thought of loosing it breaks our heart.
- Or, we are not ready to forget about it, because somewhere it is always present in all our thoughts.
- Or, it makes us feel validated.
But is it really healthy to hold on to something which is no more yours?
In past I have had an experience of not letting go of someone I loved, even when I knew it is no more my future. I knew it has troubled me in past, but still I was hooked on to the memories. Not ready to let go.
It was so painful to be in an imaginary world, where I knew it is not real and still I loved it! Nothing can be more painful than this.
The Art of Letting Go
Not getting dependent or hooked on to something that cannot be your present or future is liberating. It’s like allowing your body and soul to breathe and feel what’s real, what’s in your present or with you. It allows your mind to understand and differentiate between reality and imagination.
Above all, it doesn’t hurt anymore!
Of course, it isn’t an easy process. It requires commitment and self awareness. It requires training your brain so that your heart can heal. But it’s all worth it!
I can feel the difference of how it was like to hold on to a past feelings and imagination verses now, when I live in my present. Indeed it was a challenge to reach to this point. I had to tell myself constantly that it no longer matters, why am I holding on to it, just let go, it no longer belongs to me.
The end result was fulfilling. It is definitely better than you holding on to something that does not matter anymore and in no way affects your life.
Whether it is a painful emotion or a toxic relationship or something else that you are struggling with, just let go! Allow yourself to breathe and break free of that “thing” which no longer matters. The only thing it can give you is pain and false hope. So why not make space for something that matters.
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