There comes a time when hanging on to old beliefs, people in our lives or a part of ourselves that no longer serve us.
When is the right time to let go of antiquated ideas about who you are and the purpose you serve to others?
From the time you are a young child your parents/guardians/teachers help steer you in a direction that they deemed worthy based on their own perceptions and experiences of the world, teaching you valuable lessons children shouldlearn to be responsible acting adults; all good intentions and reasonable. The problem is you’re conditioned over decades to act, respond, interpret and voice or not voice your feelings based on other’s ideas of yourself. Blaming parents for where you’re at in life or how you hold relationships is not the purpose I’m trying to convey, just the opposite, your loved ones did the best they knew how based on the information and experiences they had. As you grow older it is each individual’s responsibility to learn, discover and appreciate yourself as a loving human being through various means of; reading, travel, listening, therapy, spiritual guidance, meditation, yoga, painting, volunteering, raising children…whatever feeds your soul.
People come into your life as teachers, they are on purpose, as you are a teacher to the people you come into contact with. It may be for a brief moment, a short time, a long time or a life time. The connection serves always as a lesson to be learned or taught.
Negative beliefs about yourself that are implanted from supposed good intentions or by toxic and unhealthy relationships will dissipate over time, when you put the focus on being in the company of higher vibrational people, enough sleep, eating the right foods, and an active plan of exercise and self-care. Let your feelings be the guide of where you’re at. What feelings come up when you think about or when you’re with your spouse/partner, children, parents, siblings, friends, your career and most importantly…yourself? Rate on a scale from 1-10 and let that be your barometer of what changes you’d like to make or let go of to experience the life you envision for yourself.
Your thoughts are the source of virtually everything in your life. If you change your thoughts to what you love rather than to what you label as wrong, you’ve just changed your entire relationship with others and yourself.
When you let go, you take down the barriers of control, your thoughts of how something should be, negative self-talk and assumptions and you embrace the love that exists in the present moment.