I’ve been trying mightily to train myself to let things be. This is harder than getting a Ph.D. in Psychology y’all since I managed that but still struggle with the other.
Many life moments have brought this important life step to my attention. Facing loss, illness, stress, and unwelcome surprises. Watching some people let things be so magically and watching others spend every spare second figuring out what to worry and stress out about next. Wanting to get clearer on my own life’s purpose while also trying to reduce any sense of heaviness or burden in it.
Getting into this as a practice of daily living has been interesting so far. I have tried to be more mindful of my approach. Simplicity helps. Limiting how much I worry helps. Believing everything will be alright helps.
There’s an essential anxiety about living. Tension in every moment perhaps. Fill it or let it be? So many of us choose to fill, fill, fill. Letting it be seems like a loser easy way out.
But there’s the rub. We’ve been faked out. We Procrastinators stop functioning because we get scared or frustrated or too busy or freaked out or bored or befuddled or apathetic. We respond to the moment by listening to our feelings about it rather than to the moment and what it calls for.
So here’s what I’ve been meaning to tell you. You needn’t worry. You needn’t struggle to find out the gazillion ways you know this moment doesn’t suit you or isn’t perfect. Your dissatisfaction can go now. It might leave slowly, but it can definitely go. And you can handle what is in front of you.
And here’s something I’ve been telling everyone I can: listen to the James Altucher podcast, episode number 119 with Michael Singer — The Surrender Experiment. It’s a great discussion of how to work the letting go and accepting mindset. Enjoy.
What do you have difficulty accepting? Which feelings prevent you from being okay with what is happening around you? What can you decide to let go of? Please share some thoughts with us here. Best wishes to you today.