Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Art of Letting Go


There are events in our lives that we wish never happened. We've all been there. I just want to remind us that it is perfectly fine/normal/encouraged to "LET IT GO."

The pain may remain, but the event is now long gone. It's time to learn from it, grow from it, and become a stronger, wiser individual from here forward. I'm not saying there shouldn't be time to mourn our loss and/or pain. But that "time" definitely expires.

In an earlier post, I talked about the word regret and how we shant use the term. Im still a firm believer in this. We have to embrace all situations that are brought into our lives as lessons, without any exceptions.

How do you "let it go"?

Simple: Accept it as a lesson. Honestly, accept it as a lesson life wants/wanted to teach you. You have to believe this in your heart of hearts in order to move on. From there, you can dissect it to see what lessons are being revealed. Get creative. Big lessons, little lessons, they're all in there. NOTE: the lesson may not reveal itself immediately, but it will in due time. In the end you'll be thankful more than anything else.

that's my "living in a rosy world"/piscean answer.

But the truth of the matter is, each situation is different. Each person is different. There are MANY variables in the process of letting something go, both big and small. The core of my advice is 1) introspection never hurt anybody and is the key to self- mastery and 2) life provides lessons that we tend to overlook.

That is all...

Here's a few expressions we all know and love/hate:

1) Don't cry over spilled milk.
2) Build a bridge and get over it.

How can you drive a car forward if you're always looking in the rearview mirror?


“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward."- Author Unknown

"Some think it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go." - Sylvia Robinson

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell