To begin living a positive lifestyle we first need to let go of an old way of thinking or behavior that no longer serves us. It’s this old way that will block us from fully being able to welcome and accept a new and better way of life that will ultimately bring much happiness.In order to allow the happiness we need to first let go of any negativity that is holding us back. If you really think about it what has harbouring negative thinking brought you?
– If you are upset with another person, has the negativity exacted the revenge you were hoping for?
– Has it had any impact on them whatsoever?
At the very most this other person may be aware you are upset but that is likely all it’s done for the situation. If the other person is unaffected (and most likely they are) then what good has it done for you to carry on with this line of thinking? The only person you are exacting any negative impact on is yourself. You are most likely feeling the ill effects within you by way of sickness (emotional or physical), either one is pointless.
Are you really the one you want to affect with this negativity? Chances are you might not be aware that you are actually harming only you. So why hold onto it?
Even though revenge itself is another pointless and demeaning behavior, at the very least if you want to think of it this way, wouldn’t the best revenge be for you to be happy?
If another person has affected your life negatively then by continuing to hold on to the negative feelings you are allowing that person to be in control of your own personal happiness. Why give anyone but yourself the power over your happiness?
The best possible solution is to let it go and by whatever means necessary. There are many different ways to do this but the first step is really and truly wanting to let it go and to be willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen. Your determination in this process will be one of your biggest assets. The other will be your will power to maintain that determination.
Letting go can be an almost impossible task when you’re not fully ready. You need to be brutally honest with yourself if you are going to succeed.
I believe that we all have the power within ourselves to overcome and accomplish anything we fully commit to.
October 23, 2013 at 10:28 am
its easy to say. but its very difficult to accept.
November 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm
Yes it is easier said than done but what I’ve learned through experience is that it takes a lot more of my energy to resist letting go than it does to fully embrace it.