As I prepare to move back to my home in Northern California I am letting go of many objects but also people and situations that no longe serve my highest good. I can see my patterns of how I managed my emotions before, during, and after my treatment for the brain injury and it is fascinating. We all cope in different ways and I now see where retail therapy had it’s place in my life! Letting go of all of these things creates the space for new experiences, more loving choices, and more conscious behavior. When we are in the rush and tumble of a busy life, we often react from what provides instant gratification, not long-term sustainable joy.
The other piece of letting go is letting go of our thoughts. So often we get stuck on our thoughts and allow them to build into scenarios in our heads that will probably never happen. By practicing a simple statement, “Thinking” when we feel our thoughts taking us from the present moment, with love, gentleness and precision we can bring ourselves back to NOW. No judgement, no regret or anger toward ourselves for those thoughts, just a small smile, “Ah, thinking again.” And let it go.
“Today I will gently notice when I have left my NOW to dwell in my thoughts and just remind myself to come back to now. I will look at all the people, things, experiences, and with great love for myself let go of what no longer serves my highest good.”