“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu
There’s not a person reading this blog right now who hasn't at one time in their life been faced with having to let go. Whether it’s letting go of a relationship, an unfulfilled dream, or a painful past, letting go is one of the hardest things any of us will ever do. If there’s one commonality that we all share, it’s that each and every one of us wants to be happy. But we make it difficult to achieve happiness by holding onto the past.
We have a habit of attaching our identity to someone else or something else. By doing this, we lose our individuality. Once this attachment is broken or is starting to break, we try harder than ever to maintain that attachment even when we know in our hearts that it’s time to let go.
It’s human nature to want to “hold on”. We’re creatures of habit…we thrive on familiarity. The thought of losing that can be a scary proposition. But we don’t need to be scared. The unfamiliar does not have to be viewed with fear. ..By letting go we can actually let happiness in.
Believe me I know it’s not an easy thing to do, but you may surprise yourself. You may discover an internal fortitude that you never knew you had. Always keep in mind that letting go is the first step in moving forward and living the life you've always imagined :)
Have you found the beauty in letting go? Share your thoughts.