Letting go is something that I have incorporate into my daily mindfulness practice. Never would I have imagined I’d be so much happier with less., but it’s truly changed my life.
To me there are many stages to Letting go. Let’s start with materialistic thing’s. When I was younger I bought a lot of aterialistic thing’s such as video games, action figure’s, movies, phones, etc. I always had to have the next big video game console. Even as recently as the pandemic I was still buying video game’s left and right. It wasn’t until I started taking meditation really seriously that I realize that thing’s that brought me so called happiness were only me happy in the moment or for short periods of time. What I realized is that true happiness comes from within.
Anther stage of letting go for me was cutting ties with pointless or negative television. In all honesty I rarely watch television, my thoughts wonder most when I do. I will occasionally watch a horror and I still watch football. That’s about it. I don’t get caught up in the Hollywood, celebrity bullshit. I don’t watch politics or the news once so ever. Don’t worry if something major happen’s I’m sure I’ll find out wether or not I want to from someone. It has no value to me or I can’t do anything about it so why fill my mind with it.
The next stages take a bit more practice but attempting to stay conscious of your thoughts will help for sure. Letting go of the past is never easy. I don’t have any great advice but I will say once you meditate it becomes easier.
Lastly is to become able to let go of thought by simply becoming the observer. We around 6,200 thoughts a day. Once you become aware that a thought is just a thought and you simply observe your thoughts in a non - judgmental way then you will spend less time clinging on to a particular thought.
These are the several different ways letting go has improved my life. It’s a every day practice for sure but one that has benefited on so many levels. I now focus much more learning about myself as I never knew I knew so little.
Blissing everyone ❤️❤️❤️