The Power of Letting Go: Creating Space for New Beginnings
Updated: Mar 29
Life is a journey that is full of twists and turns, ups and downs. We all have our fair share of experiences that shape us and mold us into the person we are today. As we go through life, we often hold on to things that we deem important to us, whether it be our memories, relationships, or material possessions. Sometimes, we hold on to these things so tightly that we forget to live in the present and look forward to the future.
The above quote by Daphne Rose Kingma beautifully encapsulates the idea of holding on versus letting go. Holding on is a natural human tendency, especially when we have invested a lot of time and effort into something or someone. It is easy to become attached to our past and allow it to define us. However, holding on to the past can become a hindrance in our personal growth and development. It can prevent us from moving forward and experiencing new things that life has to offer.
On the other hand, letting go requires a great deal of courage and faith. It means acknowledging that the past is just that – the past. It is something that we cannot change, no matter how hard we try. Letting go allows us to free ourselves from emotional baggage and start afresh. It gives us the opportunity to create new memories and relationships that can enrich our lives.
Letting go does not necessarily mean forgetting about our past. It is about accepting what has happened and using those experiences to make better choices for the future. Letting go is an act of self-love and self-care. It allows us to prioritize our mental and emotional well-being and move forward with a sense of purpose and clarity.
Ultimately, holding on and letting go are two sides of the same coin. While holding on can provide us with a sense of comfort and familiarity, letting go can open up new opportunities and experiences that we never thought possible. It is up to us to choose which path we want to take. Do we want to hold on to the past or let go and embrace the future? The choice is ours.
Small Things to Try When You Need to Let Go in the Moment
The mantra "Lokah Samasta Sucinho Bavantu" is a powerful tool for letting go of negative emotions such as jealousy and anger to create a peaceful world for all beings. By chanting this mantra, outloud or silently, we can set the intention of promoting peace not only for ourselves but also for others. This act of compassion can open our hearts and bring us a sense of lightness whenever we feel down.
Practicing child's pose-balasana-is an extremely soothing pose to help you let go of the past. This resting posture is an act of surrender that teaches us humility and gentleness. It reminds us that everything in life flows according to its own pace and purpose. So take a deep breath and let go of any resistance or control, knowing that things will unfold as they are meant. You have our permission to take Child's Pose whenever you need it