It’s Ok to Let Things Go

Sunday 13 March

Letting things go is one of the hardest things to do. It takes so much mental strength to be able to detach yourself from a situation, a relationship or friendship. In order to grow, we need to go through this unthinkable task and get to the other side.

Change is never easy. Our human mind is conditioned to desire the same and remain in our comfort zone. We are creatures of habit and we do not like change.

Sometimes we just have to simply let things go.

This blog post today is heavy and hard to talk about in some ways. We battle with our minds things that we don’t want to let go and forget about. These can be minor mishaps or clashes in friendships or a habit that we don’t want to be rid of. As much as we believe that we couldn’t live without that one person, or couldn’t go a day without doing this certain habit, we definitely can. We are told growing up, “there’s no such word as can’t” and here we see that this is true.

Sometimes to be happy and to find peace is to learn to let go of the things you tried so hard to hold on to that are no longer good for you. This, without doubt, applies to friendships and relationships. A lot of the time we keep pushing, keep trying to resolve all those little spats and quarrels that we have with this person and never want to admit to the fact that it’s not working. We have to learn to come to terms with this and recognise that what was once an amazing companionship, is now over. If you have tried and tried, time after time again, to heal and rekindle this relationship, this friendship, even if you have known this person all your life, and now it is not working and you just find yourself fighting more and more over more and more insignificant things, learn to LET GO.

Sometimes holding on can do more damage than letting go. To picture this statement, we can think of this analogy: you’re holding onto a rope so tightly that your hands are cut and bloody, and day by day it gets harder to keep that tight grip, whereas if you let go of this piece of rope, it will no longer be cutting into your skin and you can be free.

Another quote, by Jeffrey McDaniel: “I realise there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.”

Let go of yesterday – what’s the point on clinging onto those negative emotions? Look at today with hope and positivity and forget about the negative energies you possessed or experienced yesterday or the day before.

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