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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Food for Thought

So simple, so hard to do sometimes. Humans notoriously have it hard when it comes to letting go--we tend to store all of our traumas, experiences, and hurts in various areas of our bodies until we're walking, talking totems of tension. Did you like that little alliteration, there? Then they can manifest into illnesses, mental or otherwise. And no one wants that. The art of letting go, though, is something that can be worked on and practiced, something you can cultivate with some consciousness and effort. 

I know that I tend to rehash the past a lot, wondering why things happened, what could've been different, worrying that the same patterns will happen again. I think we can all relate, no? It's the same old story: Why did my boss yell at me that one time five years ago? If I had done _______ differently, would that relationship have worked out? Are my friends all hanging out without me? (Thanks, Mindy Kaling.) It's a never-ending cycle of questioning and doubt. And it's pretty pointless.

So, there's only one thing to do. Let go of the past so that you can make room for your future. Let go of anxiety. Let go of fear. Let go of darkness. Let go of heaviness. Let go of negativity. Let go of cloudiness and confusion. Let go of worry. Once you start doing that little by little, there'll be more space for clarity, for courage, for light, and love. xo

5 comments:

  1. Yes please! I think it's a good thing to remind oneself every now and then. It's hard to remember, but at the moments when you remember and the phrase pops in your head it's such a freeing feeling!

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  2. wow I really needed to read something like this. Thank you!

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  3. This was perfect today. I needed something outside of my sphere to get it to me after the day I had, which left me fine, but bothered by stupid things I have no way of processing or expecting to begin with. Thank you, and happy holidays :)

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  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your thoughts bring me clarity xx

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