If you let a little go, you have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.
– Ajahn Chah
It is human nature to become attached to things and or people. It can be exceptionally hard to let go of these attachments even when we know they are not good for us. This addictive behaviour is the root of most of the suffering and problems we experience. Eckhart Tolle, known as “the most popular spiritual author in the United State” believes that we create and maintain problems because it gives us a sense of identity. Perhaps this can help to explain why we often hold onto situations and problems – in whatever form – long ways past their capacity to serve us any good. Tolle thinks that maybe, we hold on so firmly in light of the fact that we so scared of loss and loneliness. We hold on until our hands bleed and in the self-shattering persistence, we fail to see the appropriate response, ‘simply let it go’.
We might be holding tightly to something we feel to be beneficial, like a better relationship with a loved one eventually. Despite the fact that it’s not wrong to want great things for ourselves, there are times when we should relinquish what we believe is best since it never again reflects where we ought to be or where God means to take us. Adore yourself enough to make a situation in your life that is helpful for the sustenance of your personal development. We ought to allow ourselves to relinquish situations, energies and people that drain us more than they are a blessing to us.
It is human that we replay past mistakes over and over in our head, allowing feelings of shame, regret and resentment to take over us. It is also human nature that we cling to frustration and worry about the future as though the demonstration of obsession by one means or another gives us control over them. Often, the best thing we can do to improve the situation ourselves isn’t to think, not to ponder, envision or fixate.
From my own personal experience, I understand how difficult it is to let things go. I can describe a circumstance that occurred in my life a few years prior that made me be in awesome sadness, regularly in a pool of tears. I can just depict the experience as feeling void constantly and for quite a while. I walked around with my head bowed down at the weight of my problem. When I think back on it now, I understand that I could have been recuperated from it very quickly just let go and let God. I can recall that Isaiah 61:5 gave me the best solace, it says that the Lord comforts the inconsolable, he sets the general population who are hostage to their issues free and he to each one of the individuals who grieve the loss of something or somebody dear to them, he gives excellence rather than fiery remains and euphoria as opposed to grieving and acclaim rather than give up. I quickly thought, “Amazing, what a guarantee. He can turn things around for me.”
Presently ask yourself:
1. What do I need to let go of?
2. What do I stand to lose by letting go?
3. What do I stand to gain?
There is nothing that cannot be restored once it is lost and there is some good in farewell, let it go. Letting go is indeed a learned art. We have been doing it all our lives. It’s a tradition that must continue.