Let It Be.
There was something that was going on for me - that was going on for a couple of years really - and I'd been really struggling to let it go. I'd really wanted to be able to let it go, to let go of my attachment to it, to let go of the emotional charge that I'd built around it, to simply stop thinking about it and just let it go. Of course, this is what meditation helps us with, and I'd felt like I'd made small steps of progress with it, in terms of accepting it and not going with the thoughts around it, but it just kept on coming back up, and a few weeks ago I really realised that I was not letting it go, that I was simply unable to let it go.
I was holding on TIGHT.
What it felt like was the more I was trying to let it go, the bigger the hole I seemed to be digging for myself with it and the more I started to give myself a hard time about the fact that I was not able to let go of letting go. The not being able to let go of letting go, was creating an even bigger mess for me.
A couple of weeks ago, I shared my predicament with my teacher, Grandmaster Issam Kadamani, about how I was really struggling about not being able to let go, and then how I was not able to let go of the fact that I was not able to let go.
In the class that night, we did a guided meditation on letting things go and letting things be.
Something really clicked for me in that meditation.
Given that the letting it go didn't really seem to be working out for me at that point in time, I just decided to simply let it be.
And within that decision or that surrender, a kind of peace descended over me. I just accepted that there was this thing that I can't let go of, so I'm just going to let it be.
So rather than trying to let it go, let it be. Let the water settle on it, stop kicking up the dirt and making a scene within yourself about it. And just say - you know what, I'm just going to stop worrying about it, thinking about it, I'm just going to let it be.
Are you struggling to let something go?
You can watch the video here.
It’s a subtle shift but it removes the pressure, and the letting it be creates the space for the letting it go
Fiona Redding is the founder of The Happiness Hunter, co-host of #BusinessAddicts The Podcast and author of The Happiness Hunter’s Guide to Meditation.
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