Living simply necessitates a lot of letting go of the excesses and the non-essentials — those which occupy unnecessary space and create nothing but confusion and complication. Living simply also means to be guided by my own inner authority on what beliefs to subscribe to and what choices to make, instead of those prescribed by society or the church or any other external figure of authority or institution.
If something rings true to me, I align with it. I associate with it. I allow it in my energy field or personal space. If it doesn’t, I let it go.
When I let go of something — be it a way of life, a belief, habit or pattern, thought or emotion, relationship, a thing, place or situation — I don’t feel that I’m sacrificing anything or missing out on something. I do it without any regret or disappointment. I do it with much gratitude and appreciation that it has served its purpose.
I let it go because it doesn’t feel right for me to continue to have it in my life or my possession. I have no need for it; it isn’t one of my essentials for a joyful and purposeful living.
I am letting it go because it is not in alignment with my newfound values and principles. It does not support me in the pursuit of my purpose and mission, my joys and my passions. It hinders me from experiencing a fulfilled life.
I let go, and I feel relieved. Unburdened. I have released a heaviness or a blockage.
I let go willingly and wholeheartedly — without any reservation. It is, after all, the only way to truly let go.
Letting go frees me and frees up space for the new. At times though, there isn’t any need to replace what I’ve let go. Sometimes, it simply needs to go; It is time to go.
The space now provides me the breathing room — for both movement and stillness. It allows me to experience much freedom and liberation! Limitless and unbounded expansiveness and spaciousness.
Letting go and the freed up space allow for the creative expression in its grandest and brightest version of the Light that I AM.
Have I always let go willingly and wholeheartedly — without any reservation and frustration? Without any regret or disappointment, perhaps even anger?
And you know what, and you know why? That’s all part of the journey. Of the discovery.
And I’m learning and realizing this, together with many other truths, as I go through the process of defining and aligning with living simply.
How about you? What has been your experience in letting go and living simply?
- The Simple Living Guide
- Learn to Live Simply Through Happy and Hard Times: Find lightness in your life with the art of letting go
- Aligning With Simplicity — Adapting To Island Living
- A World That No Longer Lures Me
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