What does letting go even mean?

Are you the person that runs around with so much baggage and burdens? Things that you are still holding on to from what happened to you as a child, or what your ex-partner said? Possibly holding onto the fact that maybe you did not get invited to your friend’s wedding.

Do you hold onto memories of the past so heavily that they start to weigh you down and you find yourself thinking about these circumstances and stories on repeat throughout your day?

Our life can be like chapters of a book. You’ve gone through them, you’ve read each page, finished that chapter, flip the page, you get a new chapter, a new chance and a new opportunity every single day.

To start the new chapter, we have to be willing to break from the past and allow ourselves to have the future that we all desperately desire.

We must cultivate courage. The courage to allow ourselves to honour the past as it happened, to forgive those who need to be forgiven, to forgive ourselves, and to acknowledge that everything led you to this point now. Everything. Even all those crappy times - those experiences and events that come back and haunt us repeatedly (believe me I have a few).

I am such a believer that everything happens for a reason. It's difficult and hard to grasp this at times but I think overall it makes the challenging, hard times so much easier to learn and grow from.

The truth is, holding onto pain doesn’t fix anything whatsoever.

Replaying the past repeatedly over and over again in our minds, thinking we shouldn’t have done this, or berating ourselves for not saying this or that, doesn’t change anything, wishing things were different doesn’t make it so.

In some cases, especially when it comes to the past, all you can do is accept whatever it is we are holding on to and try to let it go.

That’s how everything changes, how we let go of the burden and heaviness that ties us down.

We must somehow find a way to let go of what is hurting us, even if it feels almost impossible.

Deciding to hold onto the past will hold you back from so much, especially creating a strong sense of self. A self that is not defined by your past, but rather by who you want and aspire to be.

Many of us have trouble letting go of our pain or other unpleasant emotions about our past because we think those feelings are part of our identity or story. In some ways, it's scary to let it go, as it becomes part of us. We don't know who we are without that pain.

I dare say that I’m aware of the art of letting go and practice this daily. I still have so many stories that I love to repeat unconsciously over and over again and even when I feel like I have let it go, even years later, it can often creep back in and I’m like whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat not again. Why am I still upset about this?

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Hey Guys this is a short reminder to watch the words that come out of your mouth, the language you use is so important

“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.”

#happiness #happyme #joy #laugheter #love

Yehuda Berg

I challenge you to go through your diary, what could you eradicate out of your schedule so that you are not so busy, because believe me busy is boring.


Quiz for busyness.

When people ask you, ‘How are you, what do you say?’

- Awesome. I am great, I've just been so busy lately, how are you?

- Good thanks just super busy, the day just seems to get away from me. Goes so fast.

- Busy but great thanks.

Take the time to dive deep and check in with your choice of language.

See how you describe your day and if you are like me, abusing the word, ‘busy’, way too much. What else could you say instead?

Please don’t replace the word, ‘busy’ with ‘Good’. If you ask me that is just as boring. Everyone always says they are good, but really are we just being polite for the sake of it?

Remember we are creating habits and deliberate conscious shifts to bring more joy into our lives. We want to be that fun, jolly, positive person that people enjoy being around. So why not start proclaiming how you feel? How you wish to feel awesome, outstanding, extraordinary and incredible.

Just saying these energetic words unconsciously makes us feel so much bouncier and more alive.

Let’s not be busy or good. That is Boring. Be Amazing.

Words do have the power to create. Words are so much more than a few letters put together. They are ideas and vibrations that we are sending out to the world.

Really start thinking about the words that come out of your mouth.

Thoughts and words become things.

I started to practice some new sentences and words that I could use to change up my vocabulary and what was coming out of my mouth.

A few of my favourite when asked, how I am:

- I’m having a ball, it's been such a brilliant day.

- Today is just a magical day.

- I’m feeling incredible...And you?

They are some of my examples. I encourage you to come up with three examples that suit you and that you feel confident and comfortable with saying.

Creating a new vocabulary can be hard at times and it’s a challenge but it just takes practice like any new skill set or habit.

The fun part is starting to notice other people’s reactions when you answer their questions like Miss Positive.

They will look at you with a little shock. It is hilarious. I get such a kick out of noticing how people react when you spread fun, energetic words and vibes their way. Just watch and notice, they will soon want to join in. Energy attracts energy, it's contagious.

Don’t be Boring or Busy.

Be Spectacular.

#happiness #dontbebusy #busyisboring #happiness #joy #love #laughter