September 23rd is the beginning of Fall. A time that traditionally signifies a time for letting go. There is a slowness in fall which feels good. It’s the time of year when we naturally start to slow down, as the days become shorter, and the nights become longer.
As we see the trees let go of their leaves, fall can also be a time of personal reflection. We can take a lesson from nature on how to release and let go.
This fall, I encourage you to reflect of those things that might be ready to fall away from your life. It can be as simple as going through your belongings and giving away those things that no longer serve you. Clearing out clutter opens more space for other things, and releases you of dead weight.
Another great way to let go of those things that no longer serve you is to ask yourself these questions: What did I accomplish this year? What do I want to say goodbye to? What do I still want to complete before the year is over?
Reflect on what lights you up and what makes you feel good—as well as what drains you or causes you stress. Keep what works, leave what doesn’t.
The season of letting go is one of preparing for something new to come later. Opening space lets whatever wants to come next, come in. That’s what fall is all about. Letting go of what no longer serves you, and preparing for what comes next.
Something to Think About
It’s only natural to cling onto what we have always had, or always did. Sometimes it’s a relationship. Or perhaps it’s a job. How do we know when it’s time to let go? It no longer brings us joy.
What is it that no longer serves you in your life?
Words of Wisdom
Things are as they are—we suffer because we imagined different. – Rachel Wolchin
Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.
– Herman Hesse
You can’t possibly embrace that new relationship, that new companion, that new career, that new friendship, or that new life you want, while you’re still holding on to the baggage of the last one. Let go… and allow yourself to embrace what is waiting for you right at your feet. – Steve Maraboli
Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs in order to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering.
– Hal Tipper
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
– Steve Maraboli