Breathe, Release, Grow…

“Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.” Anon

From someone who believes whole heartedly in the concept of our ability to create any reality we desire…the idea of giving up or letting go is not only unthinkable, it’s downright absurd.

But then….

One must consider the benefit in all concepts.  If we believe our view is the only view then we fail to grow and become more.

When might letting go be appropriate? 

  1. When a situation is no longer serving you.  If your business, condition, or associations are draining you and not allowing you to flourish and grow then you might benefit from adapting your expectations or exploring new opportunities.
  2. When you aren’t proud of your decisions.  If you find yourself compromising your core values to accommodate someone else or for fear of change, letting go will allow you to return to your authentic heart and better choices.
  3. When holding on is holding you back.  We often hold on to the past and allow old beliefs, worries, and pain to guide us.  A more effective process is to learn from the past but take each moment as it is…continually gathering new information and adjusting as necessary.

Action Step:  Is there something in your life that you need to release?  Look within and ask, “will letting go of this old view, situation, stress, pain, or fear create an opening for more in my life?”  If the answer is yes, take a deep breath and release its hold on you.  Other strategies are to remove yourself physically, write down the thought processes and rip it up, or find a friend or mentor to help you.

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About FindYourFire

Writer, speaker, and life coach Heather O'Neill is president of Progressive Image and creator of the Fire in Five program...helping people reconnect and find the joy in their lives.
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