“If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace”.-Ajahn Chah
A thought struck me whilst reading a novel of mine the previous night and the nocturnal me started to work on this thought. The thought was for me to write about letting go. Even whilst writing this am still on the part of learning the lessons and advantages of letting go.
I used to be very angry person, angry at the world, angry at the things life through at my family and I because one minute we are happy the next became unhappy years though words were hidden but emotions were seen. I got to see and experience lots of things that influenced my life’s decision both good and bad, confusing and understandable.
We all have experienced some unimaginable things in life personal whether its socially, financially, emotionally, physically, mentally, academically and so on but one thing I learnt is never say your situation is the worst because when you meet others gathered only for the reason of telling their life story you would say in a low whisper “Thank you Lord for being with me”.
Though our pains have contributed to different decisions and life style we have chosen; Redemption is never too far. Learn to let go for the greater good to happen because a seed can only germinate in good conditions
Letting go comes in different forms
- Forgiveness: Forgiveness to one’s self and others gives one a sense of peace. Joyce Meyer once stated and I quote “Do yourself a favor and forgive anyone that has anything against you. Do it as an act of faith and trust God to change and heal your emotions. Pray for your enemies and never say another unkind thing about them. It is the only way you can move past the pain and begin to heal”.
- Moving on: The past is the past for a reason. When you still hold on to the thoughts and feelings of the past you never move forward. You are never able to enjoy the things you are supposed to enjoy or learn lessons from when, where, how and whom you are to learn them from. Good things come with a price sometimes is the price of facing your fear. Let the past be and tackle the present to achieve the future or long term goal.
- Changing your Perception: Pastor Mensah Otabil once said the kind of spectacle you wear is what determines what you see. This means that the angle in which your mind sees things or situations determines your actions. Sometimes things may be difficult for us to see the bright side but sometimes we finding those bright sides gives us a chance at peace and better opportunities
- Crying: We hold a lot of emotions back so as to make us strong or a little bit immune to quick weakness but we forget that holding those emotions back build up internal stress for us. Its best you let go of them by crying out loud once in a while, it gives a sense of relief from all the thoughts memories and emotions. It gives us more breathing space and time to regain lessons from the point of realization
I can go on and on but the key things have been said. Its up to you to accept it or leave it but I would encourage you to accept it and act on it. Whoever you are, wherever you are. We are worth living for ourselves and for others who are of good influence.
HERE IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
Re-evaluate your life
Identify and accept what has been
Take a bold set and take a deep breath
Thank you for reading