“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” Oprah Winfrey
Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love? Leo Buscaglia
What are we holding onto? Are we even aware of what is holding us back? My spin teacher always reminds us to breathe… Right in the middle of class, as we spin away, lost in our own reverie, her voice cuts through the air, interrupting our thoughts… “Breathe! Breathe! Don’t forget to breathe!” Invariably, I find myself laughing, as everyone in the class, including me, takes a deep, gulping breath. We marvel at how well she knows us. But it is our nature to hold on to our stuff and, from time to time, with some awareness or a reminder, we let go of our baggage … and, like an eagle, we can soar.
“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” Raymond Lindquist
let it go by e. e. cummings
let it go – the
smashed word broken
open vow or
the oath cracked length
wise – let it go it
was sworn to go
let them go – the
truthful liars and
the false fair friends
and the boths and
neithers – you must let them go they
were born to go
let all go – the
big small middling
tall bigger really
the biggest and all
things – let all go
so comes love
The key is to be able to live, let go, and soar in a regular rhythmic way. And that takes conscious practice. If we are constantly bogged down by petty annoyances, we must work to change how we react to them. Some use affirmations, meditations, prayers, or other visual or mental practices to move things along. A great teacher once said that everyday, we must ask ourselves: What must I let go of today and how can I serve? This week, what do we hope to let go? More below!
“Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.” Oprah Winfrey
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. Gloria Naylor
Just like we all remember Nike’s refrain, “Just Do It!,” we remember the refrain to - Just let it Go… However, it is not always easy to drop it or let “it” go. We have to be ready, willing and able to take that leap. It might even take some blood letting, some pain, to force us to take the leap. Soliciting the help and advice of those we respect, imagining a future free of the burden, and having a game plan on what we plan to replace the old stuff with helps. Above all, we must ACT! We must be vigilant to Let Go of the old tapes and ACT. What about you? What are your thoughts? Why are you holding onto stuff? When do you plan to let it go? What good is it serving you right now? What impact might it have on your life? Do share! Thank you.
*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on your blogs and commenting… Thank you all for your patience!
Positive Motivation Tip: Let go of the past and embrace the future with greater and better possibilities.
- 13 quotes for Letting Go and Moving On (from Oprah Winfrey’s Lifeclass) (paulettecake.wordpress.com)
- Soaring (julienmatei.com)
- The caged bird sang (wildrequiem.wordpress.com)
- Assertive Communication: A Lesson Plan (education.com)
- An Invitation: How Are You? (eof737.wordpress.com)
- Letting it arise (taichipam.wordpress.com)
- setting INTENTIONS…manifesting your dreams. (wholesomesoul.com)
- To climb a mountain called LIFE! (paradoxicalwisdom.wordpress.com)
- Reflections: Acceptance & Our Happiness Quotient… (eof737.wordpress.com)