What would it take to let go?

What would it take to let go? What if what you have known for years didn’t change from someone living, or someone who has already passed? How would you accept knowing, if a parent hadn’t changed his or her opinion, then what?

So, what would it take? Courage, truth, understanding. Desperate for change, a new life, away from a dysfunctional family.  It takes a lot to change mental and emotional patterns, things we’ve always done. We hang on, we’re afraid to let go.

We need to let go. Anything that has run its course, or served its purpose, we must walk away from. The problem is that we don’t always know how. We know what we know. Yes, the unknown is scarier, the known feels familiar, bizarrely more comforting and we hang on.

We see the truth with our reflection staring back at us, but still we’re reluctant, hesitant to let go of what we know, what we’ve always known. We form attachments. Everything changes when you let go, you unburden yourself; let go, let things be.

A new life brings a sense of relief, a sense of achievement, coming through the other end we’re better for it. A life to live, a life to grow, where you have control and where you get to make your own decisions on how you want to live.

15 Jan, 2021

4 thoughts on “What would it take to let go?

  1. Letting go means being willing to release the past and live in the present and to make a conscious decision to take control, so that you let go of the things or people who continue to hold you back, who it is clear don’t have your back.

    It’s hard to do but important for your mental wellbeing. I think too many of us hold on to situations and circumstances, because we’re afraid to rock the boat, but the only one rocking the boat is us, by us not making the decision to take control.

    1. Thanks. Yes, I couldn’t agree more. I think if more of us did, we’d be happier people living the lives we want rather than the lives we have.

      When you take back control life changes. You become more informed on the choices you need to make.

      If more of us did, our personal lives would look and feel different.

  2. Letting go definitely hasn’t been my forte, but I have been trying to work on changing that for the past couple of years.

    I had to let go of so many things just last year, even my own cat, seeing as I didn’t want to traumatize her by taking her away from the home she had known for so long.

    I have come to understand why it is that people so often stay in such toxic and abusive relationships; you eventually get used to it and it becomes the norm.

    People ask ‘why don’t you just leave?’ but they don’t have any idea of how difficult it can be when letting go isn’t always that simple or easy.

    1. Thanks Randy. Yes, letting go isn’t easy, but holding on is harder, particularly when day to day you’re not happy and it shows.

      I am pleased you are trying to change things for yourself. The more you try the more adept at it you will become, the easier it will be.

      There are different forms of toxic, but I would always advocate any toxic relationship isn’t worth saving, and it would always be time to let it go.

      If more of us stood back a little and asked ourselves that question, I am sure more of us would act and not let ourselves drift.

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