Happy Tuesday. Have an awesome day. Enjoy.
Learn to let go………holding on to intense emotions is draining. At times we confuse forgiveness and the act of letting go as if doing so somehow says, everything that happened is ok. The art of letting go is one we must work at throughout our lives. Acceptance of our current circumstances and the inherent truths that accompany them, must be part of how we heal. You cannot move forward with any success if you have not accepted the present moment. Acceptance of painful situations that cause us to feel strong emotions such as; loss, anger, grieving betrayal, and sadness, are the most difficult issues that we face. But our acceptance of them, is imperative to our survival. The art of acceptance and then letting go is in fact a way for you to exercise forgiveness. It is a way to take back your personal power and to make choices that honour you, and keep your dignity intact.
Forgiveness simply says – I am giving up the hope that things could have gone any differently in this situation. I am worthy of loving, respectful experiences where reciprocity is alive and well. So don’t bury those feelings, for feelings buried never die. Take the time to put your life into perspective…..for while obstacles can temporarily derail you, you alone decide whether they continue to impede your progress. Once you lean in and accept things for where they are; then the healing can begin and ever so gently you can begin to let joy back in your life. When we take time to love ourselves we can appreciate that it is the most powerful medicine on earth. So share love with others, but always remember to keep a part of that love for yourself. Because the only way out it through.
Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. said “Sometimes we can’t fix what has been broken. The act of surrender is accepting the truth. This can be very difficult to do when our grief is so strong that it won’t let us see any other possibility. Be gentle with yourself in these moments. Nothing is gained by denying your feelings, forcing them into your subconscious. Remember that you have to feel your emotions and honour them for them to pass. If we look deeply into any situation that appears to be broken, we can see nothing is ever really lost. It may take time, but as our emotions subside, we can begin to see the different possibilities still present for us.”
By Lisa Scott ~ Executive/Life Coach