Monday, March 17, 2008

Letting Go

There is tremendous freedom in letting go. It is liberating to free ourselves of things that clutter our lives; too many possessions, useless emotions, unhealthy habits, old beliefs, even people that drain our energy. All of these things and more can weigh us down. Every once in awhile it's good to "clean out our closets" both literally and figuratively.

We need to let go of what no longer serves or what no longer fits, so that there is room for something new, alive, and what is needed at this time in our lives. Yet, we are a possessive society. We often hold on to things, feelings, and relationships out of habit or, many times, out of fear of being without. So many times it’s easier to hold on to something than it is to let it go. For so much of learning to let go is about learning to trust. Which isn’t always easy. And yet, to the degree that we are willing to let go, we are able to receive. When we stop holding on and clinging to anything, we realize we have everything.

Personally, I have a lot of "cleaning out" to do, what is there in your life that you need to let go of?

1 comment:

Randi said...

Great Post! Well said. I know I can always practice de-cluttering from time to time, and NOT just in my closets;)

Really love the design of your blog! Did you do it yourself? It's very warm, upbeat and happy. Love the colors too.

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