I’ve been struggling. I’ve been struggling with letting go. I’ve been struggling with over thinking. I’ve been. struggling with doing too much and getting nowhere. I’ve been struggling with trying too hard. With forcing. With over controlling. With trying to control the world actually. With trying to control other peoples worlds too. I’ve been struggling.
Can you relate?
This is a regular occurrence for me. It’s cyclical. I struggle. I keep struggling. I try fighting it. I try pushing it away. I struggle more. And then I break down. I crash and burn. I get sick or overwhelmed and I give up. I throw my hands in the air. I drop down to my knees (literally) and I surrender. I let go and let God.
And undoubtedly here’s what happens…. It all gets easier.
Just like that things start getting better. It’s like a slingshot. Like I’ve been pulled back so far there’s only one way up and out and the second I let go I get catapulted forward.
I don’t struggle as often as I used to. It happens less and less frequently and I catch it sooner these days. The minute I catch it I have an array of things I can do to instantly let go.
Here’s the short list:
- Do a cartwheel
- Call a friend
- Listen to a podcast
- Find an inspiring video
- Brew a cup of coffee
- Sing some more
- Shout at the top of my lungs “I LOVE MY LIFE”
- Pet my dog
- Pet my husband
- Do dishes (Kidding… I hate doing dishes!)
- Take a bath
- Hug a tree
- Feel the sunshine on my face
- Take a long hot steam shower
- Take a walk in nature
And use this mantra:
It’s my time. Align. Align. Align. I release the how. Allow. Allow. Allow.
The truth is everything we want is achievable when we let go. It’s the way we allow in all our desires. We’re just stuck in the illusion of lack and fear and the hustle. We’re stuck believing that the harder we paddle upstream that we’ll get downstream. Life doesn’t work that way. The minute we let go of the oars our boat turns and we allow our dreams in.
Are you struggling in any area of life?
What can you do to let go?