letting go

Letting Go: Am I holding on to something I need to let go of?

We all need to let go and release our attachments in order to make space for something new. On our yoga mats, we are letting go when we exhale completely, creating a beautiful space in our lungs for new oxygen and in our bodies for bending forwards or twisting.

Letting go. Are you holding on to something that you need to let go of?

We need to empty our bowels to make space for the delicious new food we need to eat. Now, there are not many people who desperately hold on to their bowel content, most of us are very happy to let it go. But in many cases letting go is not so obvious; often we are not even aware we are holding on to things that do not serve us anymore, and actually block the things we do need. (www.abyasayoga.com)

Often, to let go we need to step outside our comfort zone and release our expectations, worries, insecurities, fears of the future and our need to control the outcomes of life or other people. Although we may want to go elsewhere, we are often afraid of letting go of where we are. Although we may want a quiet mind, in order to let go of our thoughts and worries we must be ready for the emptiness which can be scary, (although it is in this emptiness that manifestation can take place).

When you let go of expectation you can embrace life with everything it brings you. Take each moment as it comes. Trust in the infinite wisdom you have within and in your ability to know what to do when the moment arises. Let go of expectation. Live now. You know what to do. (Rachel Brathen)

When we begin to let go, it is as if everything begins to break down. All of the things that we used to define ourselves by slowly begin to vanish. We release the handbrake on life and lay ourselves open to the universe, and in doing so we find happiness, direction and our true self.

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. (Joseph Campbell)

What can you let go of in your life to make space for your potential? With more space in your home, body, mind and life, what could you create? Of course, you can still dream, visualise, love, create, achieve and manifest whatever you choose; it’s in letting go of the outcome that the practice of non-attachment lies.