The Art of Letting Go
Sometimes everything within us is so fearful of our present life and wants change so badly that we are desperate for it – and we end up trying to force something to happen. Or perhaps everything in life is so perfect that we are terrified it will go away – and we clamp down so tightly that we suffocate the very things we are trying to hold onto.
Unless you’re the heroine of a horror film running away from someone in the scary dark woods, letting your fear get the best of you is reactionary and deflating. While protecting your heart isn’t necessarily a bad thing (there are people out there who do not always have the awareness to treat you with the care you deserve), you still have to use your best judgment. Judgment that comes from wisdom and not inner panic.
The path of sincere love is a much stronger choice. It is a pathway of letting go of the things that no longer serve us. It is a channel that speaks your truth. It is an avenue that says you’re worthy of love, letting go of whether or not you achieve a goal or have material success. If you’re protecting yourself from everything under the sun, you’re already suffering. And if you’re holding onto things for dear life, they will eventually squirm away, since the only thing constant about this world is change.
Take a deep breath, and trust yourself! Know that no matter what happens, you’re gonna be ok. You have the deep capacity within your life to handle anything that comes your way, and even if the situation is challenging, you can turn it into something great, motivated by love!
So let go of the death grip. And let go of the notion that certain things in life need to happen in order for you to be happy. You can make life great, just as it is, right now, in the present moment.
Designer/Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian
Yogi: Alexis Franklin
Writer: Christie Cole