Honestly, there’s so much you can let go of in life without losing a thing. It’s called growth. Letting go of old ideals makes way for new opportunities. Letting go of what isn’t working makes way for what will. When the pain of holding on is worse than the pain of letting go, it’s time to let go and grow. In other words, start subtracting… the habits, routines and thoughts that are holding you back. You cannot discover new oceans unless you build up enough courage to lose sight of the old, familiar shoreline.
Forgiveness is a vital part of this process. Forgiveness doesn’t always lead to healed relationships and situations. Some relationships and situations aren’t meant to be. Forgive anyway, and let what’s meant to be, BE. Go ahead and set yourself free. When you hold resentment toward another entity, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and break free.
It’s time to stop expecting everything outside you to change, and instead focus on changing from within; do so and you may quickly find the peace of mind that has always eluded you.