We have difficulties in letting go either because we’re not consciously aware we’re holding on to bad patterns that stop us from letting go, we know we’re holding on, but don’t know how to let go.
The path to happiness is never straight forward, but for those of us who are brave enough to face it, it’s a path that will bring us the most peace. First, we must learn to let go of the attitudes that hold us back; the emotions we depend on and the baggage we bring into our relationships from our past. Although it may be difficult at times to let go, it’s not impossible.
I believe we must learn to change our habits from a place where we’re happy to let go of those habits and not from a place of need. When we come from that place and are able to let go in this way, I believe we will have already overcome some of our problems in our mind.
We must also continue to let go of the things we continually think are important, which in the bigger scheme of things are really not important. Perhaps at the same time we should learn to separate the things that are absolutely necessary from the things that aren’t necessary at all, in other words the things we don’t really need but want.
For some of us though, letting go of certain aspects of our past works well, for others that’s not always the case. We must at least try to clear our minds of the clutter that firmly belongs in our past. When we finally free our minds, we will always see those past events objectively without holding on to the feelings of anger and bitterness associated with our experiences.
I believe that will be when you’ll know you no longer have difficulty in letting go.