Day 30, May 30th, Thursday: React to this term: Letting Go
Letting go equates acceptance. You cannot say you’ve let go of something or someone if you yourself know that deep down in your heart, it isn’t over yet. You haven’t forgiven yourself for the things you think you did wrong, you haven’t forgiven other people for the hurt they caused you, or you haven’t forgiven the situation itself. The words letting go vary from one person to another. Each one of us has our own hardships we suffer from, and it depends on ourselves how well we can quickly pass that stage. No matter how fast your mind wants to forget, letting go is not something that can be obtained overnight. It takes time, effort and the strong will to finally accept things as they are.
Why do we need to let go of things? It’s because it drags you down. Way, way down. You live each moment fully unaware how these bits of anger, fear, discouragement, anxiety, false hopes, and a lot more weigh you down. Aside from the fact that they make everything heavy, they block your vision from the things that can make you happy. Your time is wasted thinking of the same thing over and over again. What’s worse is you can’t do anything about it. You have to learn how to accept things. People will leave, circumstances change, and you have to expect the unexpected. Change is inevitable and acceptance is a choice many can’t afford to choose.
Letting go doesn’t mean you are weak . Sometimes it means that you are tough enough to embrace the changes life shows you. Just because you’ve finally let go doesn’t mean you no longer care about the things you once can’t get a day without thinking about. It just shows that you know by heart that you can’t have control over things. You know your limits and you’re more than willing to accept that.
You can’t live your life constantly looking back at the past. You can’t blame the present because of the things that happened in the past. Let go. Move on.
Pain will leave you, when you let go. ― Jeremy Aldana