People have a need, want or desire to hang on, as long as possible. To life, to situations, to circumstance. To let go requires the ability to change freely. When we are in it, either on purpose or by circumstance, it can be a very draining process, emotionally and physically. Going back to the five stages of grief, no matter how big or small the thing is that we are releasing, there will always be some grief involved. If given a choice, this is a practice we should start small on. For instance, if your partner finds out that he is diabetic and the doctor suggested that he change his diet. This would be a great opportunity to assist your partner and challenge the release process. It does not actually involve you personally but it would make your partner feel less alone and it definitely would not hurt anyone to give up sugar, exercise and eat healthy. The support in something like this is amazing and the probability that your partner will succeed will increase just by having support.
If we think about it, we have all done some sort of act of kindness like this to support a friend, so the experience is there although we may have not realized it. Realizing that we do actually have the experience in letting go is very powerful, especially when dealing with the must let goes.
Recently, we all had a big release, no matter where you are in the world, we have all experienced some kind of forced letting go. Our jobs, our social scene, our lives have all been put on hold, changed in some way or another.
This time, however discouraging it may feel is still an opportunity to know that you have the ability to let go of the situation and be alright in the moment. It is ok if you cry, or stay in bed, or yell to the top of your lungs. Allow the pain to come, feel it and release it as soon as possible. It will be hard but it will feel so good. My safety place is my yoga mat. That is where I go when I am at my worst, best or all in between. It is one of the two things that are always available, prayer is the other constant. Join me for yoga and meditation here. Until tomorrow my friends.
Much Love 💜Much Life