We try to do this every new year, we let go, we set goals, but by Spring so many of us find ourselves already needing to clean house... again. There's actually nothing wrong with that. When it comes to letting go, growing, and evolving sometimes it's hard to figure out the first time around what exactly we're suppose to hold on to and what we're suppose to leave behind.
For the most part I don't wait for Monday's to start a new goal, I don't wait for the New Year for a fresh start, and I typically treat every other day like a Spring cleaning. It's because of this mindset my life is continuously changing and I experience growing pains more often then not, but I also learn an immense amount about myself and because of that I can proudly say I am a better woman than I was 6 years ago, 2 years ago, and even 4 months ago.
If I'm truthful, I can say that I thought that letting go was cutting people off, repressing certain aspects of my personality that I felt didn't serve me, or ignoring shit until enough time passed that I didn't feel the same emotion toward it (another way of saying repressing).
Fact of the matter is, I discovered I was wrong. My life began to change when I let go - yes - but of my ego. When you let go of your ego then it doesn't matter how a situation made you feel, how a person made you feel, how a job made you feel, which causes us to view from an entirely different perspective and allows us to react differently then we typically would. We see ourselves, others, and now the situation we're confronted with, through loving eyes.
I'm not saying to brush it off as if you're not bothered, but take a step back and ask yourself why this is really effecting you. Is it REALLY your heart that's hurting or is your ego throbbing with bruises and battle scars? Whatever I encounter now I forgive it, because I am letting go of my ego which allows me to not take anything personal. I no longer look at a situation as "WHY did this happen?" and I think of it as "WOW, I'm sure I just dodged a bullet, thank you for not working out." This state of mind if anything is empowering and the true definition of not giving a F***.
Posted by Michele Maturo