Letting go is one of the hardest things to do.
Some things are harder to let go of than others, especially the more attached we are to them.
Letting go can be in many forms – letting go of thoughts, beliefs, identities, emotions, fears, doubts, habits, addictions, expectations, perfectionism, forgiveness, relationships, money, materialistic items, the wanting of things to be different etc.
We may hold onto things that once served us, but now no longer do.
Perhaps think of our childhood toys. As a child, certain toys may have brought us joy, fun, and comfort. As an adult, they may no longer serve us in the same way. By letting go of these toys, we make space for new things that may fit and serve us better with our current values and needs.
Letting go is a gradual process. It does not happen overnight. A desire to let go is often not enough.
Sometimes we are not ready to let go. We may need to feel and acknowledge a lot of feelings first (e.g., loss, sadness, anger, resistance, fear) before we can truly let go.
When we let go of something, we make space for something else.
Letting go can feel like a loss but making space for something new is often a gain.