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Simply, Let Go

Anxiety and discomfort are often the result of clinging to our desires. Allowing and accepting situations as they are, can relieve us of much distress. Try this simple experiment to see how you can ‘let go’ of that which you are clutching

We experience stress when we do not accept people and circumstances and attempt to change them to match our concepts. The solution is not to change others, but to give up the need for them to change.

By letting go, we free ourselves of the emotional heaviness and invite clarity and joy to enter our lives. Here is an easy technique to facilitate this process.

Step 1:

Sit in a comfortable position and gently close your eyes.

Step 2:

Now, think of an unpleasant situation or person in your life that you want to change, and have been unable to.

Step 3:

Inhale deeply and as you exhale, ask yourself, “Can I let go of the desire to change this situation or person?”

Step 4:

Repeat the question with each successive exhalation, till you feel an inner shift and are able to let go of the desire to change the given situation or person.

As you do this, you will feel the fading of stress, anger, fear and uneasiness – a natural outcome of relinquishing the wish to control people and situations.

Practise this whenever you feel enslaved by your circumstances and experience the magic of ‘letting go.’

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