Monday, March 18, 2013

Day 60 - Let it go.

For as long as I could remember I've always been pretty easy going, at all times going with the flow; whatever makes other people happy, in turn makes me happy. My motto has always been, it is what it is, and worrying isn't going to change things so just let it be. When I turned 25 years old I even got a tattoo that reads "let it be" on my left foot, as a tribute to my slogan and my favorite band, The Beatles.

But at the end of the day I am only human and even I have trouble letting things go at times. It’s easier said than done and when I've said I've let things go, I've sometimes lied to myself and kept them, hiding them deep down inside of me, allowing them to effect decisions I make in the future. One of the hardest things to do is just let go, we replay mistakes in our heads over and over, allowing feelings of shame and regret to shape our current lives. We cling to memories and the past, and instead of embracing the future we worry about it. We hold on to stress and collect the tension rather than just breathing and letting things go.

It's nice to stop once in a while and remind yourself to take a deep breath and just let it go!! That's when your eyes are opened and you can see what’s in front of you, learning to embrace the present moment rather than to freak out. So today, I did just that... I am extremely into yoga and meditation and remembered one of my yoga instructors telling us about something called Zen Mind which is the art of letting go. The best way to explain it is, when you simply let go, you attain a peace of mind no matter what chaos is going on around you.

I followed these simple steps and in no time I realized what I have been holding onto, one of the main things is wishing things would always meet the expectations I’ve set for myself and for others, holding onto an ideal or outcome. In reality, these expectations I’ve set control things and the way I feel about things and people; just because one person is a certain way it doesn’t mean the next person will be the same way. Today, after realizing my main issue I let it go, and it really felt good. In conclusion there has to be something that you’ve been holding onto, whether its work related, something and/or someone; stop and take the time to click the link above and I promise your eyes will be opened and once you let go you will feel like an entirely new person. By letting go you’ll release pressure, you’ll release agony, and you’ll release worry, leaving you with yourself and the work you need to do.

I leave you with this... there will never be a time when life is simple. There will always be time to practice accepting that. Every moment is a chance to let go and feel peaceful.♥

"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 


  1. Thank you, Cindee. I feel this is confirmation that it's time to let go of a few "heavy" things I've been holding on to.

  2. I always tell myself I have let it go, but sometimes I find that it comes right back and slaps me in the face.