Letting going of something (people, environment, object) that we know is diletarious to our human performance and holds strong emotional ties is one of lifes great challenges.
My intention with this post is to encourage us to look at things that are holding us back from being in the moment, building on the present moment for a full future. In these modern times letting go is much more challenging because we have safety nets around everything. It’s not just letting go. It’s letting go and falling. Falling in love with the moment that we’ve been blind to by holding on to the dangerous legde of comfort. We know that growth is possible when we’re uncomfortable. Love happens when we allow ourselves to fall. Falling is not a comfortable sesssion, but it can be a great teacher.
To let go requires faith in that you’re taking right action for yourself. Listening from your heart with self love, love for life. Accepting and forgiving yourself for holding on for so long, wanting it to be right, when it’s really holding you back. Faith is key here and having faith itself has become a challenge with these safety nets of techology. Have you asked yourself recently what faith looks like and how it feels to you? Faith and trust go hand in hand. We must trust ourselves to make right action for ourselves with the faith that we’re being lead in the right direction.
For a lot of us trust does not come easily. Not being able to trust can have serious negative effects on relationships, work, and our health (physical and psychological). How well do you trust? Over the past year, I have worked brutally hard at trusting myself and the universe. A lot of screaming, crying, celebrating, singing, praying, playing in nature, and maybe some more crying were part of the process, but I got closer. It still takes a lot of work and support from my communities.
“Letting go of the past so that we can fall in love with the present.” – Daniel Heller
Community is crucial when it comes to letting go or taking action. Sometimes we need to support our community by being there for them, reassuring them that if they make a decision we’ll either be there to celebrate the outcome, or console them if the outcome goes the other direction and work through what happened (remember being uncomfortable is a great teacher). Either way it’s a lessoned learned, a chance taken, and faith trusted. With a strong community we learn to fall. Falling in love with the process. Falling in love with ourselves. Falling in love with our communities. Falling in love with our faith. Falling in love with someone.
We’re all capable of letting go and falling. We’re in this together. Building this Primitively Optimistic community is very important to me. Please help me grow it by commenting on and sharing this entry.
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