Admit it, as soon as you read the title of this email the song comes into your head. No, this is not about a Frozen movie.
The suggestion to let it go comes from this week’s episode of the podcast and a chapter from that book I wrote many eons ago way back in 2012. Remember that year? A DECADE AGO?
When I wrote that chapter I had no clue I would be letting go of a husband, a dog, a house, a condo, a physical location for my business, a rabbit, another dog, another house, and a lot of relationships, including family, that no longer aligned with who I was becoming. It’s been a decade of changes for sure.
Yup. I love change and I’m pretty good at letting go of what is no longer working but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was feeling a bit beat up by the process.
However, when I revisited this subject this month, I realized that having gone through all of that has helped me recognize faster and act sooner when anything isn’t jiving with me.
I mean, look how fast the last ten years have gone. Think back on your own life. What have you released in the last ten years? I bet it is a lot too. Are you better at it? Do you have an appreciation for what you may have learned from it?
Are you holding onto anything that is ready to go? Resentment, frustration, or anger maybe?
“What of it? I like my anger.”
And your anger loves you too because the more you hold on to it, the longer you can avoid feeling the feelings that are under the anger.
Yeah. I said it. You’re possibly avoiding the underneath of it all because sometimes hanging onto old feelings seems easier than working through what is hurting.
I know. I completely get that, and I challenge you to do a little digging and reflecting on which would serve you best and then get on that.
“If I let go of the anger, I am condoning the action.”
No ma’am. No sir. You are not. Things happen. Real life happens. People and pets die. Family turns into those you can’t respect. Jobs get lost and friends turn on you. Pandemics show up and we have to consider others over ourselves. These things really do happen. Letting go doesn’t mean they cease to exist in memory and experience.
It means you’ve decided that your now happiness is worth more than carrying that big ole bag of fear around with you.
Give it a try. Ask yourself what you may be holding onto that is ready to be released. Then baby steps your way if you need to but do give it a go in letting whatever it is, go.
Let it go. Let it goooooo. The cold never bothered you anyway! Everyone! From the top! No? Ok. I’ll let it and you go.
All my best,
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