The title of the chapter on letting go in Marc and Angel Chernoff’s inspiring book, Getting Back To Happy: Their Website. is Letting Go: Surrender Attachments That Are Holding You Back.
In the chapter, they write the following: Limits illuminate beauty, and death is the ultimate limit – a reminder that we need to be aware of this beautiful person and appreciate this beautiful thing called life, Death is also a beginning, because while we have lost someone special, this ending, like the loss of any wonderful life situation, is a moment of reinvention. Although deeply sad, their passing forces us to reinvent our lives, and in this reinvention is an opportunity to experience beauty in new, unseen ways and places, And finally, death is an opportunity to celebrate a person’s life, and to be grateful for the beauty they showed us
Most of the time it’s tough, to be honest about what we really need and how our lives might benefit by letting go of some things If you have felt any of Marc and Angel’s list, maybe it’s time to reassess your situation.
- Someone constantly expects you to be Someone You’re Not.
- A Person’s actions don’t match their Words.
- You have a habit of moping and feeling Sorry For Yourself.
- You’re clutching Tight ti an Easy Street Mentality.
- You truly dislike your Current Situation.
- You catch yourself obsessing over and Living in the Past.
Letting Go is not giving up, it’s about surrendering obsessive attachments to specific people, outcomes, and situations. Where in your life could you do this on an ongoing basis?
Much has been said about Letting Go over time, here are a few of my favourites:
1. God, Buddha, Allah, we know what they are pointing to in this insightful quote.
2, It’s paramount that one of them is not yourself: I Was Here.
3, His Holiness rocks.
4. Vacate them from your space, so that there is room for those who are meant to be part of your tribe: Let It Go.
5. I have felt this situation in my life several times. Each time it had to happen for the better version of me to flourish.
6. They were experiences, not life sentences: Climb Every Mountain.
7. Let go of those things that you know are costing you power on an ongoing basis.
8. They say everyone we meet is either to teach us a lesson or to be taught one by them, remember the lessons: Let Go Of Attachment.
9. You can only be you, don’t try and be someone else for someone else, it won’t work.
10. If you are having difficulty with the latter, please reach out to others: Starting Over Again.
11. I love the imagery of this Meme. It hits home in a very powerful way.
12. In the end, the heart and soul are what has the final say over the often flawed logic of your mind: Heart and Soul.
13. If we bodily don’t do this, we die. What difference in our psychological world.
14. In my country, the voicemail number is 212. I don’t answer numbers that I do not know because of my past history with giving too often to charities who onsell your details, they don’t leave a voicemail: Living In The Past.
15, The past is the past, it will not change. Use your energy towards whats next on your agenda in life.
So how can we let go and live better? By realizing that there’s nothing to hold onto in the first place. Most of the things – situations, problems, worries, ideals, expectations etc. – we desperately try to grasp, as if they’re real, solid, everlasting fixtures in our lives, aren’t really there. Or, if they are there in some form, they’re changing, fluid, impermanent, or mostly created in our minds. Life gets significantly easier to deal with when we understand this.
We go further back than ever before in today’s Playlist. We begin with Beyonce and The Frozen Soundtrack then warp back to The Sound of Music. Some Spoken Word from Alan Watts and Co. then soulful Natalie Cole. Then there is our pre WW2 track by Bea Wain and Larry Clinton finishing up with the flute-driven Jethro Tull. Here’s the link to make for easy listening: I Fall Too Fast, Crash Too Hard.
Namaste until next time, my dear friends.