What is the best experience you've ever had with letting go of anything?
It's never easy letting something go. To say my best experience when letting something go would be to think positive, it's hard. Suurond yourself with good people and good memories. It's not hard to move on, it's hard to forget what you left behind.
My practice of qigong has opened up so many possibilities regarding letting go. The qigong practice directly involves using embodied meditation methods for letting go of tensions in the body, which leads to letting go of things psychically. I have had sessions where a sensation of physical dropping and sinking happened. The meditation also helps prevent things from adhering to you as well, they can just pass through, as do thoughts do when meditating.
Regarding my family, letting go of things that relate to what happened in my early childhood has opened up new possibilities in my relationships. I am not going to be specific, but I am sure most everyone has some things that happened to them that haunt or stay with them as they become adults. This has proved valuable and has deepened our relationships. Holding on to losses in the past just isn't worth it.
I let go of a boyfriend by asking if the relationship of over 5 years off and on was going anywhere. I knew by his lame manner of answering what was happening - nothing..I let go and refused to answer phone calls from him and put him out of my life.It was difficult, as I had loved him for a long time. I realized he was stringing several girls along, and finally broke someone's heart when he became engaged to another girl. It was the best thing I ever did, and I soon met another man whom I married.
I let go of the love of my life and thought I would never see her again but she came back to me
Letting go of my life. I was once in a situation where I was sure that I would be dead within the next hour or so. I was trapped and beyond help. After the 'denial,' the 'why me?' the 'pleading and praying to God', came acceptance. I let go. I was finished - or so I thought.
With that letting go came a calm so beautiful that remembering it has stayed with me for life. For I realized that I could face death and accept it. So, my best experience I've ever had of letting go was 'letting go of my life.'
I became comatose for a month at the beginning of 2003. I was forced to let go of everything. That would be my better-half, my children, my life... I was pronounced brain - dead, placed on a ventillator and I awakened after about a month...
It was the most amazing experience I have ever had...
Trying to find a house for myself 8 years ago. Buying limited me to one bedroom in an undesired area of Amsterdam. Renting privately was way too expensive. Put myself on the social-housing list (with a 12 year waiting-list). This is how difficult it is in Amsterdam. I worried for a long time, and I needed a place with a bedroom for my growing son. In the end I just stopped looking so hard. Decided I would take nothing less than 2 bedrooms in the area where my work and my son's school lay. And then I let go... believing that what I needed would come to me one way or another.
Two weeks later, in a miraculous circumstance, I was offered just what I wanted. I was 13th in line to view the house, but no-one else turned up that day, probably because of the freak sunny weather we had that lured people to the beach.
This sort of thing has happened to me often enough to trust in it...do your wishing, then let go, and let it happen.
As a boy, I jumped from an airplane. The instruction was to lean out the open door, grab hold of the strut, and jump out. Then at the instructor's command I was to let go. Not letting go at the right time could have 'damaged' me. I did let go, the rip cord did its job and opened the chute, and I landed safely if not gracefully in a cow pasture to the relief of my folks.
When it comes to letting go of people, things, wantings or emotions, it can be more complicated.
The 'letting go' of that type which stands out in my mind is when I let go of old beliefs and dependencies. It was very tough, as I had not yet learned to let go in the moment, and the emotional pain ran deep for years. But in the end it was one of the best things I have done for my life, as I grew into my Self in ways not imagined.
I am grateful for all of your responses, and will ask each of you in emails for your permission to include your Answers (with a link to your profile) in a hub just published, 'Less is More in the Art of Letting Go.'
Then, I will have to delete the Answers in a few days to avoid duplicate content.
I like to do this to bring the perspectives of so much rich life experience and keen observations of others into the hub. There is of course no obligation, as I have let go of the outcome.
I have never been able to conform to my peers' ways, and that always caused me much guilt and shame from a small child onward. However, at some point in high school, I finally gave up the idea of even WANTING to conform to others' trends and morés; stopped listening to their bullying words. Peer pressure, and my own inner pressure to conform, therefore, disappeared like magic and I've been a self-confident and independent person ever since. No more constant guilt or shame at being different: now I can accept and even celebrate my uniqueness/eccentricity and not worry about what others think (except in a business setting--conforming in that setting is essentially required in business).
Dance to the beat of your own heart and you will understand what I am saying and feeling.
when i was in 10th grade my brother's best friend purposed and i accepted his proposal but when my brother discovered about our relationship he didn't accept it and i let him go as i can't go against my elder brother .and seriously it is never easy to let someone go but sometimes in life you have to think about others also and now i think somewhere my brother was right and today i am happy about my decision yes there was a day when i was angry at my brother for not supporting me but now i glad that he was there to guide.
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