What does letting go mean to you? Is it easy to let go of things, thoughts, feelings, love, hatred?. Of course, it is not. But we hear it every day from our near and dear ones. They keep on asking us to let go and move on.
But do we follow them? No, we don’t. Our mind is nothing but an ocean of thoughts with about 70,000 thoughts every day. Not to surprise, 95% of these thoughts are negative. Our brain responds to every single thing happening around us. It observes things, analyze our own way and make us think about it. Our brain has everything in it. Emotions, joys, sorrows, love, hatred, anger, cries and every emotion. When we are happy, positive hormones are generated in the brain but when we are sad, the brain keeps on thinking about it building a whole cluster of negative thoughts. The worst thing is these thoughts attack our mental peace and make us restless. If someone does bad to us or someone made us suffer or cry, we keep on thinking about it and our brain holds this bundle of negativity in it which pinch us every single day.
So let’s go by this standard suggestion our friends always give us i.e. to let go. The interesting thing about humans is we easily forget if someone does good things for us but someone hurt us knowingly or unknowingly we remember it as a formula we mugged in school. Okay, let’s go with an example and try to let things go. Suppose you have a very good friend. You have been together since school days. Everybody comes up to you and keep on asking if you are brothers. Now one day, you get to know that all your secrets are not secrets anymore but the whole college knows about it and it was only your best friend who knew about it. What will you do? You will go and confront him, have a fight and break all the contacts with him. But do we really end it here? No. We don’t. We keep this thing always in our head and let it bother us. One thing is for sure, that you got a lesson to stay away from such people. Then why do we let them occupy our precious headspace? This happens because we don’t let go. Here you give your brain food to eat 24/7. Now try forgiving them. Tell your mind that it might be some bad situation which made them do that but it’s okay. Though they hurt you enough that you never want to talk to them again, then don’t ever talk. It is completely okay. But let yourself set free from the grudge. It is important for your peace. Even if you’ve hurt someone in past and it bothers you every day, forgive yourself. You cannot undo things happened in past, then why to carry the heavy baggage of grudge or guilt for a long time. Let it go. Move on. Forgive yourself or someone if needed. Trust me, you will definitely feel free and relaxed if you set yourself free from the negative ropes you created. Set your mind free. Don’t let it sweep away your peace. Take your mind in control. Be the ruler of your thoughts, don’t let it rule you!…