“Letting go ……” Two simple words, yet they speak absolute volumes.
When two people argue, it’s easy to constantly go in circles, going around and around over the most vicious of things. One person trying to outdo the other with constant arguing, by comparing the past with the present. Of course, we always want to have the last word, it’s in our nature to do so in order to prove a point. But is that something that’s truly wise to do? Or, is it better to just simply “let go”?
By letting go even the simplest of things, we no longer let them have power over us. Whatever happened in the past, even if it was yesterday, that’s still in the past. Today is the “present” … for a reason… It’s a “gift”, an opportunity for better things. “One day at a time”, as cliche as that sounds.
Unfortunately, we as individuals tend to focus and overthink things. Is that something bad? Not necessarily, because in order to have mental clarity, we do have to think about things, but to constantly let our minds roll around and circle day after day, the same negative energy, is not a healthy process. So, if we focus on said things, then that means that we are not allowing ourselves to move forward, and to strengthen our minds and become the amazing people that we truly are meant to be. Often times we tend to focus too much on things. If we learn to let go and embrace the moment, we will feel so much more at peace. At least that’s what I have learned. If a person keeps thinking about things, then they are not allowing room to improve and grow from the experience.
I used to be so bad about always wanting to have the last word and win an argument, but then that was my ego getting the best of me. And throughout the years, I have learned to grow from those negative energies, and try my best each and every single day to be more positive. I no longer have to have the last word during any type of discussion / argument. I actually try my best to avoid confrontation.
Communication vs. Confrontation…. Communication is an important tool, something that we should all practice, but once it leads to confrontation, that’s something totally different. So anytime I feel that communication is becoming heated, or escalated, I try to collect my thoughts and back down. Now, does that mean that I am conceding and letting the other person win? Absolutely not! But, I’m just learning and growing from that experience because I refuse to let negative energy bring me down to that level. Why? Because I don’t need that kind of energy and neither does anyone else. So, by letting go of anything negative is an empowering practice!
Here’s a little something I practice quite regularly…. A quick breathing technique that I love is …… Slowly inhaling through the nose for a count of five and as you’re doing so, breathing in positive energy.. Hold that breath for a count of ten (making sure to fill the lungs with oxygen and allow the abdomen to open up with the lungs) and embrace all that is good. And then, exhaling that breath out the mouth for another count of five, releasing negative energy. And there you have it…. “Letting go….” 😊
Stay strong, stay blessed and remember.. YOU ROCK!!!
~ Sheila 💋