In life, we often hold on to things that aren’t helping us elevate to the next level. We hold on to relationships, friendships, jobs and even bad habits that no longer serve us.
Why do we do this? Because, for the most part, people fear the unknown. We tend to get scared at the idea of letting go of someone or something and the lack of that presences chips away at a part of who we are; that we will lose ourself and not know how to move forward. Although it’s a common misconception, it’s SO wrong.
The truth of the matter is, the space will be filled when you make a conscious decision to let go of that which does not serve you.
So, how do you know if someone is no longer serving you? Listen to yourself, your intuition. Life has a funny way of nudging you and telling you when you are being taxed emotionally, mentally and physically. It could be in the form of toxic relationships or friendships. Start evaluating your friendships and relationships. If you start feeling empty, drained or uninspired following your interactions with people, it’s time to reevaluate said dynamic and consider removing them from your life.
With that being said, you don’t have to completely cut someone off cold turkey. There’s levels to this ish. So going cold turkey might not always be the healthiest or diplomatic way of letting go, BUT slowly and surely, you can remove yourself from interactions and let the connection fade away. I believe in the Law of Attraction, and the more you practice this behavior of removing what no longer brings joy to your life, you start to attract the very people and things that do.
The same goes with a career or bad habit that isn’t elevating you to be the best you can be. If you don’t let go of the mundane and known, you will never truly experience life at it’s fullest. So many possibilities and opportunities start to reveal themself when you submerse yourself into your purpose and push back against the same and familiar. This is how we grow as individuals.
The less you hold, the more your hands are open to what’s here, unexpected, transformative. In every moment is the possibility for a new discovery, a radical undoing.Jan Frazier
Detachment does not mean apathy, in fact quite the opposite. Detachment implies that we handover the process of life to a greater force that knows best on how to attend to our needs and wants. We stand in a place of firm understanding and knowledge that everything we truly want and need will be delivered to us once we surrender control and allow our egoic nature to stand idle.
So let go of the uninspiring and draining energy in your life. Push back against your fears and doubts. Like Will Smith says: “Life begins on the other side of fear.”
Let go of what no longer serves you, it will be worth it in the end.
Here’s a lovely song by Dara Maclean