With all that’s been happening over the past months, one of my key learnings is the art of letting go. Probably that’s one of the reasons why I feel at peace and so carefree right now. I had to grasp it the hard way, but I wouldn’t want to trade this feeling with anything else. On cloud nine and I’m loving it!
On me: off-shoulder top from Wellworth (UP Town Center) | black skirt from Cotton On | Adidas Superstars (Triple White) | Deo's cap
Letting go means you have to say goodbye. There’s power in bidding that, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. Just like these:
1. Let go of the things that hinder your growth and happiness.
Do you want to try new things but you’re afraid of judgments? Do you want to do something but you’re scared of the hypercritical society? Shrug off these thoughts and make yourself happy. After all, their opinions won’t matter and your future self will thank you for taking a leap of faith. Satisfy your cravings, spike your adrenaline, get lost and laugh about it. All these while you still have the time and energy. You’ll regret staying in your comfort zone when you get older.
2. Let go of negative thoughts.
Cliche, but allow me to remind you of a line from Invictus - "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” Optimism is important if you want to reach your goals. Stop thinking about the things that you can't do. Consider those that you CAN do. Surround yourself with positive people. Weigh your strengths and weaknesses, and use those as your weapons in exceeding yourself.
3. Let go of worries and fears.
Life’s not always easy and we can’t have it all. Sometimes, the universe will even surprise you with your own limitations that will put down your self-esteem. You’ve consulted with pretty much all your closest peers and have read x number of self-help books/websites, but you still can’t seem to find the right answers. How to escape this (almost impossible) dark cloud? Let go of your worries and fears through prayers. Surrender it all to Him, be completely honest to the Man Up if you feel like you can no longer carry your heavy load.
You feel embarrassed because you think you’re not the perfect Christian? That you have nothing left? Don’t worry, we’re all unworthy. And He’d never see us that way especially when we wholeheartedly offer all that we are to Him. :)
All these, never perfect, but I’m enjoying every bit of my life lately.
Photos by Mom
Hoping you had a restful and meaningful Holy Week! ♥
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