Letting Go

letting go –

to release, to set free from grasping, clinging or holding on.

The Practice

Letting go as a practice is about acceptance. It’s about finding spaciousness when we are grasping and softening into our lives. It’s about trust and living from a place of curiosity. It some instances it may even be about forgiveness.

 

“If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.” ~Ajahn Chah

The Research

There are several aspects to Letting Go. To learn more check out the research on the following practices:

  • Vulnerability
  • Trust
  • Acceptance
  • Forgiveness
  • Curiosity

How To Start Practicing

Practice Mindfulness – Start with a mindfulness practice to help you become more aware of the moments when you are clenching or clinging.

Practice Trust – Commit to a practice of trust. Practice small actions of letting go so you start to trust the outcomes.

Practice Vulnerability – Understand that to let go may also leave you feeling vulnerable. Dr. Brené Brown defines vulnerability as uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure. Letting Go can feel sorta risky and leave you feeling exposed.

Practice Curiosity – Be Curious! Part of letting go is acknowledging that we don’t often know what’s going to happen next. Stay curious and enjoy what’s on the other side.

Practice Acceptance – Part of letting go is accepting life as it is or accepting whatever will come your way. It is not about complacency but about taking action and then stepping back to enjoy the mystery of life.

Resources To Support Your Practice

Video

The Attitude of Letting Go

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