Letting go of habits we once had to develop new ones, letting go of a job that drains the soul to discover something that fulfills us, cutting off relationships that hold us back to surround ourselves with the right tribe that would help propel us forward, etc.
Like the seasons, we as humans must go through them with grace and not be too hard on ourselves. Crops are meant to be cut and regrown for something new to emerge. Letting go and realizing things that do not resonate with us anymore would shed the layers necessary for growth to emerge, transcendence. A constant cycle of dying and being reborn is always a life cycle.
Why does letting go feel like the hardest thing to do at times although it is a natural process of life? Is it because we are stubborn creatures wanting things to go our way? Is it the memories and feelings we once had before that keep us wanting to repeat and keep it going?
The process in which to let go is constant yet different for everyone, and the harder we try to keep things the same the more damage it may cause in the long run unwillingly. So how can we allow letting go be more sacred and accepting?
First, I would say take the time out. Reflect and FEEL.
Feel whatever comes up when reflecting, whether it is a certain person, certain events, or anything that emotes a feeling. Breath through that shit (Emotion = Energy in Motion).Accept your feelings about that event, accept that memories you have created, honor and cherish the people you were with and the person you once were whether you liked it or not because underneath the surface there is a lesson to be taught.
Choosing to be honest with oneself will reflect that trait of honesty with others. How can we be authentic souls if we keep lying to ourselves about who we are, act, and feel. Transparency is the key to clear up the foggy mirror standing between ourselves now and who we truly are. At the same time, it also builds trust with others knowing they can rely on us to say what is on our mind and how we truly feel during a conversation.
This pandemic has been a trip, from losing friends and family whether in a physical form or from a distance, my coping mechanisms were not healthy. We have to be aware of how we cope and innerstand whether it is allowing us to feel more or just look passed what happened to survive another day. Letting go is a constant and yet necessary process in which we all must embrace, and it starts with honesty, feeling, patience, and action to transcend our reality .
A man must be prepared to give 100% to his purpose, fulfill his karma or dissolve it, and then let go of that specific form of living. He must be capable of not knowing what to do with his life, entering a period of unknowingness and waiting for a vision or a new form of purpose to emerge. These cycles of strong specific action followed by periods of not knowing what the hell is going on are natural for a man who is shedding layers of karma in his relaxation into truth. – David Deida