Letting Go Because I Love You
When we decide to let go, it is easy to feel like it is not worth the stress.
However, when we are on a roller coaster of emotions that range from happiness to sadness and more, we soon come to realize that this is indeed worth the effort.
It is not as easy to let go as it is to get off, but it is certainly not as difficult, either. It is during these times that we can truly feel free and light hearted again.
As a child my parents would often say to me, “You do not have to stay where you are. You can make a better life for yourself.”
This was a great encouragement for me as a child and young adult. Even though they were divorced when I was a child, my father would always encourage me to follow my dreams.
To them, making a better life for myself was more important than whether I had a roof over my head or food on the table.
Nowadays, I am grateful for the example my parents set for me. They not only supported me in my personal growth, but they also invested heavily in my self-esteem and made me a much stronger person.
Letting go because I love you is one of the most empowering things I can do for myself.
Often times people who feel lost think that by letting go, they are losing something that they have already attained.
This is not true. You may be giving up an idea that you have put to the side, but you are also giving yourself the chance to embrace something else that will enrich your life in ways you never thought possible.
Letting go because I love you, allows you to step back and see your world in a whole new way.
People often mistake letting go as meaning giving up, but it doesn’t. By surrendering to the present, it becomes clear what you really are: you.
Your spirit, your heart, and your desires are still very real to you, even if they may have appeared differently in the past.
Your heart knows what your heart wants, even if it feels like your head is telling you otherwise.
That is what makes surrendering to your heart a truly effective process-otherwise, many of us would remain stuck in a state of resistance to change simply because it doesn’t feel right.
Letting go because I love you also removes the stress and anxiety caused by living in fear of loss and doubt about your ability to truly love yourself.
You become aware of the emotional energy that is wrapped up in your thoughts-and you begin to choose to respond to it positively.
When you start to let go of “who I am,” you will find a whole new world of possibilities open up before you. You can begin to truly live the life you truly desire.
Letting go because I love you also allows you the time to gather your strength and find the courage to start taking action.
Sometimes we have been so busy getting ready to do something that we haven’t time to sit back and honestly evaluate our actions.
This time is needed for self-reflection, which allows us to determine whether we are truly making the choices we want or if our actions are motivated more by fear, anxiety, or desperation.
We can then decide to either change our path and take a different direction, or we can stop, step back, and allow ourselves the time necessary to gather our strength and see where we’re going.
All of these reasons are incredibly valid reasons to stop resisting your dreams, goals, and desires and start loving yourself.
When you start loving yourself, you begin to realize how much you truly do know about yourself.
You begin to see how much value there is to be had from loving yourself and from sharing yourself with others.
You also experience the inner peace that comes from knowing that you are doing the best you can for yourself and for those close to you.
You may have heard this before, but how many times have you said things like, “I’m just not good enough,” or “If I’m going to make it, I need to learn to be the best I can at anything I do.”
What an incredibly ridiculous statement these two statements sound like!