THE ART OF LETTING GO
The thought of letting go used to give me fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of change, and fear of the “what if.” Have you ever felt that way before?
Running through questions in your head, “How different will my life be? “Will I be able to handle it?”. Then, you ponder on the idea of what you would be missing if you let go of that person you have grown to love so dearly. That job you have placed part of your identity on. The family home you have engraved in your heart. All the activities you have given purpose to bring you joy. We call all this our life, claiming it as ours and leaving little to no room for what is unfamiliar. We become consumed with the chapter we are leaving behind, “our life.” Growing blind to the chapter that awaits us.
The unknown is what scares many of us, but isn’t it funny how we do it every day? As much as we think we have a grasp on what happens, we absolutely do not. The goals we long for, the plans we make, and the expectations we place on the food we order at the same place we go to are unknown; it can change at any moment. I have come to build a perspective that brings bliss to my fear of the unknown. This perspective comes to the rescue every time I feel a knot in my stomach when I appear face to face with change. It gives me peace and a thirst for the adventure that awaits me.
I have accepted the invitation to become the main character of the story my higher power wants to write for me. This story is responsible for bringing forth my highest self, the better version of me. Can I reject such an invitation? Of course, I can; I have the free will to do as I please. I choose not to, as terrifying as it may seem to do on several occasions. I prefer the unknown every time, unfolding with it and discovering the hidden gems in me. I would not have if I were to have manifested it all myself. This unknown chapter you may fail to see is nothing you have experienced, for the sake of not realizing the person you are for it yet.
Letting go of the known is to give birth to the unknown responsible for your evolution—molding you into a living and breathing art piece on this earth. Our only task is to listen, feel, and be absolutely vigilant to the sudden pulls and pushes our higher self-communicates to us, our inner compass. This inner compass surpasses all knowledge outside of the mind. To that, I say, let go and let your grand adventure begin.
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