The Secret of Letting Go


The Secret of Letting Go

I saw a post about self-awareness by Daniel Goleman on LinkedIn today.

He studied many leaders and found that the most successful ones have a high level of self-awareness. They are attuned to their inner signals.

They don’t carry baggage around with them. Not much anyway as nobody’s perfect. They’re too smart to let something or someone hold them back.

I revisited one of the posts that I wrote on LinkedIn in September 2014.

Never Underestimate The Power Of Making Peace With Your Past

People have trouble letting go. I have trouble letting go at times as well.

Why is this?

Guy Findley explains it in this video. It’s only 1:45 minutes short.

We have trouble letting go because we don’t trust life to give us something better. Better than what it asks us to give up.

So we hold on to our pain and our baggage.

Sometimes we even get addicted to pain or suffering. Are you shocked? Ask yourself whether it could be true.

Until we get to the point when the pain is too bad. Or we’re too tired of holding on and we’re ready to let go at last.

Are you ready now?

All of life comes to me with ease, joy and glory!

Live Long & Prosper. Peace.

Ivonne Teoh

Never underestimate the power of making peace with your past!

Never underestimate the power of making peace with your past

“Life is short. Play hard.” We’ve heard this before.

When you’re carrying around emotional baggage, it hurts!
Emotional baggage is all the pain, the hurts, the blame and shame, disappointments and frustrations you have accumulated over the period of your life.

  • It hurts you more than the other person
  • It stops you from playing the biggest game of your life!
  • It keeps you stuck, unfulfilled and going round in circles… until you finally had enough and decide to make a fresh start, a new beginning.

But if you haven’t made peace with your past, nothing really changes. The faces and places may change but the `dramas’ stay the same. Sometimes they get even worse!

There’s a saying… “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die…

You can replace the word `anger’ with pain, hurts, fear, frustration, depression, stress and any other negative emotions.

Then there are the judgments! Judgments that people have made on you and those that you have made on other people. How would you like to live a life without judgments?

Just google `judgments’ (sometimes spelt with an e) and this is just one of the findings:

If this resonates with you, please stop drinking the fatal Kool-Aid and get help to release the pain from your past.

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison

Photo credit: Flickr: Nisha A – beauty of the wide blue sky.