02-14-2008, 08:46 AM
Join Date: Sep 2006
“How much do we need to let go of?” a friend asked one day.
“I’m not certain,” I replied, “but maybe everything.”
Letting go is a spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical process, a sometimes mysterious metaphysical process of releasing to God and the Universe that which we are clinging to so tightly.
We let go of our grasp on people, outcomes, ideas, feelings, wants, needs, desires—everything. We let go of trying to control our progress in recovery. Yes, it’s important to acknowledge and accept what we want and what we want to happen. But it’s equally important to follow through by letting go.
Letting go is the action part of faith. It is a behavior that gives God and the Universe permission to send us what we’re meant to have.
Letting go means we acknowledge that hanging on so tightly isn’t helping to solve the problem, change the person, or get the outcome we desire. It isn’t helping us. In fact, we learn that hanging on often blocks us from getting what we want and need.
Who are we to say that things aren’t happening exactly as they need to happen?
There is magic in letting go. Sometimes we get what we want soon after we let go. Sometimes, it takes longer. Sometimes the specific outcome we desire doesn’t happen. Something better does.
Letting go sets us free and connects us to our Source.
Letting go creates the optimum environment for the best possible outcomes and solutions.
Today, I will relax. I will let go of that which is upsetting me the most. I will trust that by letting go, I have started the wheels in motion for things to work out in the best possible way.
From “The Language of Letting Go”
by Melodie Beattie
I have been reading some of my journals from the middle of that last torturous year at work. I was astonished to see what pain I was in then and even more devastated to see that I am still struggling with some of the same fears. The fear of making a change and holding on in order to avoid fear and taking risks. How scarey this is! How shocking it is that fear still has such power over me.
Or maybe, it is just upseting to me because I have to learn the same stupid lesson over again!!! and over again...
I know, I know... Life's a journey not a destination.
This too, shall pass. I hope.