Carrie Saum fell in love with letting go. She writes for Ravishly, “But falling in love with letting go changed me,” she writes. “It gave me the gift of gratitude for the transient, ever changing world we are required to be a part of.” She explains that letting go opened her “heart and hands to what is on the other side of release.”
Mistakenly, we assume that this means we will be void of something, as if letting something or someone go means we will be at a deficit. As the poignant author points out, letting go does the opposite. It is an enriching experience which rewards us with much more than we had before.
Thought we think we fulfill ourselves and some of our needs by holding on, we actually create more and more of an empty space. Most often, what we are resistant to letting go of is what we don’t really need. Consequently, it eats away at us. Whether it be a resentment, an old traumatic memory, or a toxic relationship, it becomes a living entity within us, renting space, and being a very poor tenant. Recovery empowers us to become the landlords of our minds, body, and spirit.
We courageously take demand of what we allow to take space within us. Once we start letting things go, we realize how effortless the work is yet how incredibly rewarding it is as well.
Doing The Work To Let Go
Don’t be mislead- it can take a lot of deep and sometimes painful emotional work to let things go. Even when we are doing a spring cleaning of our closets, it can be hard to let go of something that has so much memory attached to it. We have to first look at why we hold onto these memories, beliefs, thoughts, experiences, people, places, and things. Then we have to make the decision, the decision to let it go. Letting go requires willingness, courage, and open-mindedness. All of these things are learned through recovery.
If you’re ready to let go of the past and move towards the future, there is no time like the present. Lakehouse Recovery Center welcomes all who are seeking to recover in their lives and restore their wellness. Our residential programs are designed to show clients how they can thrive in recovery. For more information, call us today at 877.762.3707.