letting go –
to release, to set free from grasping, clinging or holding on.
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
There are several aspects to Letting Go. To learn more check out the research on the following practices:
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 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 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.