I stumbled upon a great article today on letting go, although it focused on work place and professional setting, it can also be associated with personal encounters. Letting go could be one of the most difficult act of all, yet could also give one the most liberating feeling of all. According to the article, there is a rationale behind the necessity of a person to let go of things not meant to be, even if one have not figured it out just yet.
My favorite letting go part and perhaps the most effective one- as it transformed my thoughts, my actions, words and everything I believed in- is giving up hopelessness. Making myself resilient and accept change freed me from over-exposure to stress. Being eaten by worries is like being engaged to someone useless. It was also emphasized in the article that we have to listen to our intuition as it will serve as our guide. Most often, our sub-conscious selves dictates us to let go, and there is a good reason for that- may be it is just not meant to be. So when in doubt about your decision of committing to someone, an event, or simply anything- give it a thought, even just for a little while.
Letting go of a person who hurts us, yes, we can also follow the same concept. It is difficult as it entails facing pain and having deep courage, but always, without fail- we always come out better if not best.
Letting go is a tedious and difficult process as we move along the path towards where our heart wants to go- so it could heal. That process is unavoidable and necessary, and sometimes we find ourselves in the midst of the most unpleasant feelings such as despair, depression and alienation. Why do we need to go through this? simply because we cannot cheat on life, we cannot skip a process if we want to truly understand it.
Letting go is accepting that there are things out of our control, that there is a bigger world and that world seeks equilibrium. So what is the connection then of letting go and balance? simple, if something is not for us, it is for someone else-which also means that there is something better, right for us.