Letting Go of the Past
I was reading Tara Kachaturoff’s excellent post on the topic of letting go of the past in order to have a more productive and powerful 2015, and it reminded me of the importance of doing this on a regular basis instead of just once a year.
We tend to get stuck on people, events, and habits that may have served us months or even years ago, but that no longer have a place in our minds or in our physical lives. This is an excerpt from Tara’s post that is food for thought here:
“Moreover, the process of letting go …
- frees you to engage in your life’s next great adventure
- energizes your soul as your confidence soars
- creates space so you can welcome in other people, things and ideas that align with your heart and soul
- signals growth in that you’ve “been there, done that” and now you’re ready to do new, bigger and better things
- presents you with the opportunity for refreshment and rejuvenation — mentally, emotionally and physically; yes, as you engage in new input and learning, new neural networks are constructed within your brain
Okay, you’ve asked the question, now what? Answering a question is interesting, but that’s not going to change anything. It’s not going to get you where you want to go. The real magic happens when you take action. Life rewards action.”
During the remainder of this year and into 2015 I vow to eliminate a toxic business relationship from my life, to understand more fully that someone I have been trying to help with his mental health issues and his receding income does not want or appreciate my help, and to seek out new business relationships with people who are open to changing their lives in a major way by stepping into integrity around their current situation.
If you have spent time trying to get a friend, loved one, or business associate to ‘see the light’ in regards to a situation that is definitely not working for them, slowly step away and understand they do not want to change. Letting go of this responsibility will free you up to help others who are ready to allow prosperity and well being into their life right now.
As Tara so eloquently phrases it…
And, when you decide to let go, on your terms — of whatever it may be — a thought, a mindset, a memory, a habit, a job, a client, a personal or professional relationship — that’s the moment the universe opens to you. It creates a space where you can invite other things in — those that are personally selected and aligned with your vision and values.
Just preparing this post has lifted a huge weight off of my shoulders. What are you willing to let go of as we round the final corner before heading into the new year?