Come On Let It Go Just Let It Be

Your efforts are causing you to sink: Some ideas on letting go and letting be.

I couldn’t swim when I was younger but I could float on my back. Unlike swimming, floating on the water was soothing and simple for me. I can still recall a lifeguard informing me that I was sinking because I was trying too hard. He claimed that the harder I kick or paddle, the quicker I sink, but that when I unwind and let my body be, I float. Every time I consider letting go, I am reminded of this experience. I rob things of love and authenticity when I force things to materialise. However, when I let things be, I align with the universe’s desires, which fit me better than my own egocentric impulses.

I know in my spirit that when I let it be, I am letting go and giving life my all. It’s simple to get lost in words while debating whether to let something go or leave it alone. But it’s similar to my previous swimming experience in that living requires effort while also requiring no effort. We float when we cease kicking and paddling and instead let things be. Even though it requires effort in the here and now, letting go will eventually happen of its own accord sooner or later.

How do we leave things alone? The following ideas should be kept in mind so that we can float:

Recognize the meaning of “let it be”. – Understanding the essence of leaving things be is essential to avoiding using it inadvertently. When we let things be, it doesn’t imply that we’re letting go of anything or that the things, concepts, or persons in question even require modification. But our relationship with them does alter. We are no longer bound by them. Without our involvement, we allowed things to develop naturally.

Recognize what needs to be abandoned. – We frequently go too far with the idea of leaving things be. Allowing things to be does not imply becoming inactive, giving up on what brings us joy, or failing to move when it is most necessary. It doesn’t imply that we just lay back and let life take care of the chores, like doing the dishes, sending out our resume, or making amends to those we have offended. Life won’t carry out our wishes. Allowing things to be means continuing to live without imposing our own expectations or forcing specific results. It implies that we muster the courage to move on to the next phase when something is obviously not benefiting us or serving us any longer.

Understand why we can’t just let things be. – We frequently become overly at ease in the familiar, which is also referred to as being trapped in our “comfort zone.” We reject new or unconventional ideas because they put our existing relationships with concepts, objects, or people in jeopardy. So as not to loose what we already know, we focus more intently on it. We cling to the most unbelievable things in life because of this dread of losing them and being uncertain. Because doing so would go against the natural rule of life, which compels us to trust in it, we must acknowledge that we cannot force, control, or pretend to be able to do so.

Give up rowing – Attempting to embrace things as they are can be taxing. If we don’t get what we want the first time, or the second time, or the third time, we’re probably not going about pursuing our desires correctly. We need to switch up our strategies and give something new a shot. Have you ever been successful in getting what you wanted by using force? Even if you did, how long did it last? Did it ultimately bring you happiness? We give ourselves the chance to step back, stop, and take in life at work when we attempt to achieve things by letting them be rather than by forcing them.

Modify how you see things – No matter how unfavourable the situation may seem, if we want to let things be, we must be happy with what we currently have. Every day, try to be grateful. Set away your inability to achieve it and concentrate on the present. Be thankful that you can breathe, that you are alive, and that you have been given another day, another opportunity to appreciate this blessing we call life. Keep in mind Wayne Dyer’s adage that “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. sicetnon3 says:

    By Denise Levertov:

    The Avowal

    As swimmers dare
    to lie face to the sky
    and water bears them,
    as hawks rest upon air
    and air sustains them,
    so would I learn to attain
    freefall, and float
    into Creator Spirit’s deep embrace,
    knowing no effort earns
    that all-surrounding grace.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Beautiful Poem

      Liked by 1 person

  2. festo_sanjo says:

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful inspirational post on letting things be. It inspires me to trust my journey and be grateful for what I currently have.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Glad you found the post informative and helpful in your journey. I wish you all the very best. You deserve all good things.

      Liked by 1 person

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