"It doesn't take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go."
~ J. C. Watts
What is it that you really want in your life? What is, at this time, the ultimate dream for you? I’m sure you have given these questions some thought, or you might not even have to think about it, the answers may be completely obvious to you.
We all have something that we wish for, something that we dream of that is different from our current situation. This is normal human nature, and it is what keeps us going, day after day. When we get to what is now our ultimate goal, we will find that we have another, even more lofty goal, maybe even one that we can’t even imagine from where we are right now. There is always something.
Do you actively pursue your dreams? Are you trying your best to make them happen? In our society, most of us will answer this question with a resounding, “Yes.” If so, do you find that the dream is elusive. You make progress toward it and then something happens to push you back or steer you away. That, my friends, is a problem that many of us face.
Although we are taught that anything worth pursuing takes hard work and focus to make happen, this is not really the case. As a matter of fact, it is this hard work and determination that is keeping our dreams at bay.
Of course, we need to know what it is that we want. We have to feel it…to feel what it would be like to have it. We need to embrace it, embrace the feeling of it, and to visualize it, involving all of the senses that we can in the process. We need to be crystal clear on exactly what we want…and why we want it…what will it do for us. And then…
Let it go!
You see, it is the struggle, the hard work, and the constant pursuit of the dream that keeps it from us. When we “make a plan” and chase the dream, it stays out of our reach…mostly because we tend to focus on not having it. What we need to do is to release or attachment to the outcome…and we need to let go of how it will happen…you see, “how” is no your part. The Universe lines everything up for you as soon as you decide what you want…then you have to let it happen…to allow it…in whatever form the Universe will supply it to you. (And believe me, it usually happens in the most amazing ways…in ways that we cannot even imagine.)
Of course there will need to be some action on your part…but if you allow it, you will be inspired to exactly the right action…and it will always seem like the next logical step. It will build over time and, before you can even imagine, you will be living the life you dream of.
Let it go! There is nothing simpler…and in our society, with the way we have been raised, there is nothing more difficult. Forget all that you have been taught about hard work and struggle…it does not need to be that way. As a matter of fact, if you are struggling to make something happen, you are resisting it and it cannot come to you.
Let it go! Let it go! Let it go!
Try it. What do you have to lose?
Will you try letting go of the outcome, and the “hows?” Can you make the shift? Leave a comment and share your thoughts with the community. We’re listening.