It’s so funny how we sometimes hold on so tight to something, someone, or some idea out of fear that if we let go, we will somehow go without or be alone. The truth is, the longer we hold on to something, we start to grip even tighter and the only thing that ultimately does is push it away even further from us. I, myself, have held on to relationships, jobs, and pain a lot longer than I should have. What I’ve noticed is, every time I let go or if I’m too be honest, am forced in some way to release it, I realize how much better I was without it. The thing is, we have to pay more attention to what our spirit is often telling us. Not our heads, but our souls. We have to honor that voice and have faith in ourselves and what it is telling us. The only reason why we usually don’t listen is because of what’s going on in our heads. Usually our fears about what would happen if we started again? What would happen if we quit a job and then had to find a new one? What would happen if we left a relationship that we knew wasn’t right for fear we might end up alone? What would happen if we finally let go of a pain we carried, then what would we be angry or hurt about?
We often get comfortable in our uncomfortableness. We get secure in insecure situations. We are so used to how something feels, even if it’s not good for us, that we remain in that situation. If you want your life to change, you’re going to have to make choices that change it. You’re going to have to release things that are holding you back. You’re going to have to step into the unknown and KNOW that you will be okay! Before that relationship came along, before that job came along, before that anything came along, you were okay! You will be again. I know it’s scary, but it’s a lot scarier to remain in a place of stagnation, unhappiness, and just plain non-living.
It is time to take that leap, friends! It is time to stop accepting just average for yourself. It is time to stop thinking that this is all that you deserve or that the world is against you or that you’ll never be happy or you’ll always be struggling! It is time to make a different choice for yourself and your life. It is time to start loving, honoring, and respecting YOU. You are so worth it!
Is there something, someone, or some situation in your life that you are holding on to for dear life? Do you know deep inside that it is time to let go? I urge you to begin to let go. I promise you that no matter what happens, you will get through it and you’ll see what true freedom feels like!
It’s time to start LIVING COURAGEOUSLY!