Joseph Campbell said, “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” It sounds so easy, but for most, holding onto what we know is easier than moving forward into the unknown. When you hold onto something that does not serve you, it’s time to let go. Spencer Johnson said, “Change happens when the pain of holding on becomes greater than the fear of letting go.” Have you ever experienced that in your life? The goal is to shift our energy and focus from fear to curiosity, from attachment to letting go, from control to trust, and from entitlement to humility. When you can achieve that, you will experience the treasures that are waiting for you.
Something to Think About
You can’t move forward in your life when you have one foot on the brakes. The energy it takes to hang onto the past could be holding you back from a new life today.
Take the first step towards letting go if there is something in your life that is not serving you.
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
One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. – Michael Cibenko
To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own. – Jack Kornfield
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