In a world where the possession of materials or even people is what proves our success, I’ve made the practice of “letting go” a main focus of my spirituality. If we could keep everything and everybody and every way of life, I’m sure many of us would. Life, nature and this Universe, however, runs in cycles. What comes, must go.
From physical things to beliefs to emotions and people, losing and letting go is quite a process. We’ve all grown so accustomed to having more than what we need. Having more has forever been looked at as being more but I think the people with the most know that isn’t true.
If anything is so difficult for you to let go, tangible or not, then it has a power over you. I’m not saying we shouldn’t care about anything or disregard any emotions or ways of life but why do we let these external things run our lives for us so much?
There’s a difference with being too concerned about society and it’s impression of you than being considerate and kind to others. Too often in the past I felt pressure to conform to other’s standards because refusing to do so would be the “wrong thing”. I think we have to let go of that idea and realise that if everyone just did what we were “supposed” to do, we would all be living in a boring, unhappy world while acting like we were all happy.
Breaking away and letting go of external standards is difficult, but extremely liberating. Though some may show you their disagreement with how you live your life, you aren’t doing anything wrong so long as you’re being respectful to others. Be strong in removing yourself from everyone else’s expectations. Stand firm in your path and in no time you’ll see the same people admiring the way you live out your purpose.
In the next few parts of this blog series, I’ll be explaining some ways to help let go of:
1) Material things
If you need a good self-check, use this Exploring Me Worksheet
to see if you are on a path that you
set or one that everyone else has set for you.
Don’t be afraid to light your on torch!
Author: Cari Li
The Co-Founder of The Good Curves and Owner of CoachCariLi.com, an online Lifestyle Coaching company focused in women’s fat loss solutions. She has a huge passion for enabling women to find ways to live their happiest and healthiest life through simple lifestyle changes. Her love for travel has allowed her to gain a special perspective on life that she enjoys sharing with the many women she meets along the way as she strives to improve the lives of women everywhere.