Posted on 12/12/2016 by Mark Hutchinson
"Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive."
- Bryant H. McGill
"It's easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out-of-date."
- Roger von Oech
Let’s talk about letting go for a moment.
First, can we agree that there is a lot about “letting go” that is about attachments to people and in our relationship to expectations and general suffering that we cause ourselves? Let’s leave that discussion for another day.
I also am not keenly interested in chatting today about anything related to the “Frozen” movie and its relationship to letting go. [-4022]
In the last week or so there have been many moments and conversations I’ve had in which I have realized how difficult it is to let things go. Or more precisely, the difficulty in being able to go beyond my old behaviors and my old thinking to be and do the things I really want. So it isn’t so much the dimension of “letting go” to end suffering, or be more in the moment, or reduce stress in my life, but rather the letting go that opens up possibilities, makes a space for new creativity, and allows a more open road to the destinations I desire.
The author’s quotes above are talking about this aspect of the conscious effort to release the old ways, to let go of the rails that we are riding upon. This is hopeful and future-oriented thinking that both accepts the past and makes the ground fertile for new things to bloom.
Traditions guide us, comfort draws us in, safety and continuity are our priorities. Yet somewhere in the mix of the good, there are insidious tendrils that may be holding us back from the even greater potential in front of us.
What is holding you back from your best future?
Can you let it go?
Go and blaze a new trail this week!