How To Let Go Of The Past

It’s not easy to let go of someone or something that means the world to you. In fact, this blog post is directed to those who just can’t quit leave an unhealthy relationship, quit drinking or smoking or letting other people use you for their benefit.

How to let go of the past is not about pretending that shit never happened, nor is it about denying reality. If you need to let go of someone, a belief that has been holding you back or a terrible habit, this post is to motivate you to change.

At the end of the day, it will be you who makes that one critical decision to either stop the drama of an outdated play or to continue in the same direction and wishing for a different result.

Who this post is not for are the millions of people who have lost someone they love to accidents, violence, or some other traumatic event. I would never tell someone to just get over the person they lost and loved, just so that they could move on.

It’s true that these people must find a way to cope, but the suffering from the lost of a loved one is so personal and definite that the stages of grief and loss in certain instances is outside of most peoples radar of experiences, including my own.

However, loss is loss and letting go is the process of learning to detach oneself from the mental, emotional, and physical holds that a person has on its subject. It’s learning to live and move on with the reality of what is, instead of what should be or should have been.

How to let go of the past will be a decision that only you will be able to make for yourself. A million people can tell you what they think you should do, but it will be you who ultimately decides the direction that you want to go from the pain that holds you in restraints.
How to let go of the past will include:

1. Detachment (Don’t be attached to the outcome of a situation)
2. Acceptance (Live in the present, not the past or the future)
3. Give (Do for others without expectations of paychecks or paybacks)
4. Make that choice to “Let Go” (It must start with this one decision).
5. Change your perception (If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you surely won’t be able to).

If you are struggling with something that has been holding you back or down, if someone in your life is keeping you from growing and reaching your potential, you have only to make the decision that serves your highest good .. your highest Self.

This is YOUR life to live and not one where you must tip toe around the reality of another. You are the only person who is responsible for your decisions and how you will feel come that one faithful day that we all must face.

And no matter how you want to shift the blame to another, you have this opportunity right now before you to make things right, where it concerns you. It is no longer about how you were discriminated against, or how your parents abused you. It won’t fly about how you were ostracized by your church or community because you were different.

In the end, it’s about what you did to make a positive difference in not only your life, but in the lives of others. That, alone, is your decision to make, my friend.

So .. if you are struggling to let go of the past, let me be the first to tell you that you can let go of an unhealthy relationship. You can let go of the people who don’t SEE you for who you really are, and you can let go of whatever emotional baggage that is causing you a spiritual disruption in your life.

It’s a simple shift … it’s a simple yes to you, or a simple no to others. It starts with you taking back your power to live peacefully, happily, and with the freedom that escapes the masses. Now please .. stop reading this blog post and have that crucial discussion with yourself right now!!

How to let go of the past? You do it right now!

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