Elsa sings about it. Master Yoda instructs Luke to practice it. Don Miguel Ruiz tells us there are five levels of it. But there’s a flip side to all that letting go. There are times that no matter what challenges we face, no matter what tragedy falls on our plate, we must defy the laws of gravity and hang on to what matters most.
When we let go of self-directed purpose, we fall from grace.
When we let go of self-respect, we fall apart at the seams.
When we let go of self-restraint, we fall off the wagon.
When we let go of self-esteem, we fall short of expectation.
When we let go of self-worth, we fall behind.
When we let go of self-actualization, we fall back in the ranks.
When we let go of self-will, we fall by the wayside.
When we let go of self-assuredness, we fall down on the job.
When we let go of self-control, we fall asleep at the wheel.
When we let go of self-discipline, we often fall over backwards.
When we let go of self-defense, we fall into a trap.
When we let go of self-control, we fall on deaf ears.
When we let go of self-love, we fall head first into fear.
When we let go of self-awareness, we fall flat on our face.
but when we let go of self-doubt, everything falls into place.
So how about you?
What do you hold onto as part of your beautiful and unique self?