Letting go is by far one of the most difficult things and person will do in their lifetime. Regardless of its letting go of a person, situation, an object, etc… By not letting go your are making sure that you re-live that moment over and over again.
The most typical example would be a woman that stays in an abusive relationship or has a series of abusive relationship or has a series of abusive relationships. She is holding on to the first abusive relationship and thus finds men that help her stay in this past experience. It is not until she lets go of her absent father or abusive man in her childhood, or (fill in the blank) and forgives that person and herself (for holding on) will she move towards a healthy relationship where she is cherished.
I think Taylor Perry (okay I love Taylor Perry so you might see more quotes from his movies) put it best in diary of a Mad Black Woman, When somebody hurts you they take power over you, if you don’t forgive them then they keeps the power. Forgive him baby and after you forgive him, forgive yourself.
By holding on to the past you are giving the person or situation power over you because they control your life, they will not allow you to move forward. THINK ABOUT IT FOR A BIT.
Another example would be refusing to let go because of a fear of the unknown. The unknown future that results in moving your life into a new direction. I found this quote that sums up why its worth moving towards the unknown.
Taking a leap to the unknown, might reveal what your truly capable of.
Not only will you feel a weight lifted on off of your shoulders, but you will be proceeding towards becoming the best you that you can be. Never tell yourself that anything is impossible.
Next posting I will make a list of how to move forward.
WHAT REASONS WOULD YOU USE NOT TO MOVE FORWARD???