“When I release what I hold onto, I find peace.”
Sometimes we hold on so tightly to something that we ache inside. We think that we need this (insert whatever or whoever it is) and that life won’t be the same with out it/them. While that is true – that life won’t be the same, looking at this change joyfully makes all the difference in the world.
Because when we release people/things, guess what? We may find a peace-filled relief. At least that’s what happened to me. I’ve had to release many things and people over the years. With each release, I cried and poured over what could have been. I grieved what could have been ‘if only’ until no more tears would come. I held on so tightly in my heart, but the rush from when I finally fully released them was a shock. I hadn’t expected that all the energies I was giving the situation and to those people was actually holding me back from my true purpose. My next chapter. Talk about surprising me?! Indeed, I was!
It’s not that I don’t remember my life before, but I certainly have been growing my life since this revelation. I have cultivated gratitude for the life lessons learned by the past experiences and I have moved on beyond the confines of how my life had been back then. I often wonder why I was so myopic and determined to try to hang onto my life staying the same?
I realize now that even though I was so uncomfortable, I was afraid of the unknown, so I didn’t want to risk the change. Does that feel familiar to you too?
Come on…I get it. Let’s take baby steps into the unknown. You might find that releasing feels so much better!! You deserve peace in your life…let’s get started!