“Let go of the things that don’t serve you.”
This is an oft-repeated mantra during yoga classes. One that I even presented to my classes the other day when I was teaching at the studio. It is not something that I say lightly however and we should always be thinking about how we can minimize negativity in our lives.
Sometimes letting go means releasing ideas, thoughts, emotions, jobs and friendships. Sometimes it means letting go of things we once loved so that we can love ourselves a little more in the end.
When we consciously assess our lives and determine what to let go of, we take steps toward realizing the truth of who we really are. And…our truth changes over time! What served me as a young twenty-one year old fresh out of college may or may not serve me now given where I am in my life. It is essential to regularly assess what we hang onto and our motivations for doing so.
And there can be many.
You reason might be emotional. It could be financial or practical. At the end of the day, however, does hanging onto that thing, person or emotion serve you in the best way possible?
As we let go, we don’t have to do it all at once. There are baby steps that can happen along the way to make the transition a little easier. Sometimes, we need the band-aid ripped off, other times…it is better to move a little slower.
Happy Letting Go.