I recently crossed paths with an old school friend who I haven’t seen in over 25 years. We now work together and it’s been great getting reacquainted with her all over again. Having fun reminiscing about the past and exchanging our life stories. After a few weeks of spending lots of time together, she said there’s something different about me now that never showed before. She summed it up in one word saying that I was “free” – carrying myself as if I’m weightless – there’s no baggage from the past. I appear happy and content with my life, open/approachable and I don’t have any ulterior-motives/not expecting anything in return.
I never really put much thought into how I’m being perceived but to have someone tell me that I come across as being “free” is a compliment that I gladly accept. I guess the last 13 years of being on a “letting go” journey is showing its true colors.
What I know for sure about living free
- We make life more complicated then it really is.
- Happiness is living a purposeful life and being true to your authentic self.
- When you find yourself in a useless battle – you just simply walk off the battlefield.
- To move forward and allow change, you must let go of old beliefs, habits and thoughts - unlearn the many things that you’ve spent your entire life learning.
- Letting go of all anxiety, stress, anger, grudges and resentment means that you are freeing yourself up for many blessings that are in store for you.
- You are what you think - your outer world becomes a reflection of your inner world.
- You must believe and have faith that your present and future holds the best days of your life.
- You attract what you put out: Learn to release the need to “control” everything in your life. Let yourself become spiritually open to allow all good things to flow into your life. Trust in your instincts and God’s nature to guide you.
- Stop trying to make everything happen according to what you think should happen. Let things happen according to the natural flow of life.
- Living one’s life with an attitude of gratitude. It’s not possible to move towards what you want when you aren’t grateful for what you already have.
- Learning to let go is one of the biggest gifts you can give to yourself and share with others.
I’ve practiced letting go long enough to know that it feels a whole lot better than not letting go. It has brought me much needed peace, joy, and happiness.