Motivational Monday: Letting Go
The other night I had a revelation. I realized that I have tried too hard to control my own life, to the point where it has caused me stress and unhappiness. Once I realized this I decided that I need to give up that sense of control. Ultimately, things are going to happen the way they're supposed to happen, with or without my input.
Basically, I just need to let go. The minute I made that decision it felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Not only does letting go allow me to save the time and energy I used to spend worrying about things, I have also released myself of responsibility for trying to make everything happen the way I want it to work.
If you are in a similar position and would like to let go, here are some quotes that may motivate you or inspire you.
This first quote stood out to me because of one specific world, which is "should". I don't know about anyone else, but I personally use this word way too much. I am constantly telling myself that I should do this or I should do that. And it's usually a reaction to comparing my life to someone else's life and telling myself that I "should" do what they're doing. Ultimately, this quote is right in that we do have to let go of what "should happen" and embrace what is happening.
This next quote reminds us that there are things in our lives that we hold onto that aren't doing us any good. In fact, they may actually be doing us harm. And yet we keep holding onto them, probably out of habit or fear of change. And yet this quote makes a good point that by letting go of our "heavy burdens" we are able to then let good things enter our lives. Doesn't that just sound like a better way of living?
I especially like this quote because I am an avid reader and enjoy the thought of comparing living my life to reading a book. This is a simple quote and yet it carries a lot of meaning. You are probably already used to hearing people talk about starting a new chapter of their life, but we don't usually think about how in order to start a new chapter we are finishing an old one. And it's so true, you really can't change your life until you are ready to move on.
So these are just a few quotes I found that are related to letting go. Hopefully one or all of them have motivated you to let go of what you're holding onto and make a fresh start. I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised at how good it feels!
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My name is Beth and I live in Denver. I am a single lady in my 30's and wanted to start sharing my awesome and amazing life through a blog.