The Art of Letting Go

“This is true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one…the being a force of nature instead of feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.” George Bernard Shaw
I know people who read self-help books, go to counselors or coaches, go away for a week to a silent retreat, yoga retreats, and self-help conferences in search of discovering the solution to their inner struggle of, “What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I fix this and be happy?” They believe the answers lie outside of them and they continually search.
I know other people (myself included at one point), who try to be what they think others want them to be in order to fit in, feel safe, or accepted. While inside, they wrestle with the fear of being found out and the heaviness of deceit.
In most cases, though there is a part of them that desperately desires authenticity, few are willing to take responsibility for their happiness. Gripping so tightly to their ideals and false lives, they cannot even see the beauty of releasing their struggle.They would rather live a miserable existence than to take the risk the unknown, risk being a force of nature who is completely in control of their own happiness. At the root of the clinging, is the fear of who would they be if they let go of the hurt and fear?
It takes just a moment to let go, to say “Oh, f*ck it!” and surrender the struggle. When that choice is made, something magical always happens, ease and grace kick in. It’s like a reboot on the brain’s GPS, leading us in the “right” direction at the “right” moment, allowing for clear vision to avoid the old obstacles and pitfalls that previously derailed the journey. You don’t have to know “how” to let go, you simply have to be willing. The rest will take care of itself.
Take inspired action now! Leave a comment below if you’re willing to let go and (if you’re comfortable) share what you’re ready to let go.