Welcome to my self-compassion series prompted and inspired by this free e-course! For the rest of the month, I will do my best to open my heart center to breathe in compassion for myself and others.
Day 12 reveals the power behind letting go. It’s a magical task of awakening and you shouldn’t feel guilty for wanting to love yourself.
What gifts have you found in the process of letting go?
I believe much of my life was acquainting myself with saying goodbyes. I just accepted it as a part of life. We let go of dead pets, relatives, ex-boyfriends and girlfriends and missed opportunities. It’s a part of change and I don’t feel so heavily attached to those things that must move on.
For example, my grandmother passed when I was young and to this day, I have fond memories of us being together. Striking family gatherings and events that impacted my brain with deep precision. I don’t really long for her, but wonder if her energy is still buzzing about. I look back on those people that I had to detach myself from for the sake of sanity and understanding. It’s cold and heartless as some may put it. However, you can’t keep holding on when you intuitively know it doesn’t serve your highest good. People change and life changes.
To me the gifts of freedom and innovation come from letting go. These two key elements allow you to open new possibilities without the worry or stress of the past. New ideas and creative mechanisms to handle people and situations are given once you open yourself up to letting go. Yes, everything we touch seems to weigh itself in gold and become part of our story…our identity, however we initially have the power to trust our Midas touch and embrace that we are not the same person as we were days, hours or seconds ago. Change is constant and it serves you better to steer with the flow.