Practical Guide to Letting Go

LEGO

Lego! No!

We all have to let go of something or someone at some point in our lives. In fact, I have come to realize that letting go can be described as a regular activity. When we were young, we might have had to let go of a pet. I remember going through this process when our dogs died (not all at the same time, thank God). I may not have thought of it as letting go back then, but it is what it is.

Sometimes, letting go is all about material things. Kids lose toys or break them. There is a kind of letting go in that process.

As teenagers, we let go of relationships – both the platonic and romantic kind. As young adults and young professionals, we might have had to let go of dreams: a promotion, a job that we’ve always wanted, partners, and so on.

Letting go is part of life. There is no going around it. Continue reading

Courage

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Courage quote

This has got to be one of my new favorite quotes. I used to be a person full of fear, which I thought I had overcome. I guess to a certain degree, I did overcome many of my fears.

Once again I find myself at a stage where I face the need for courage. There are days when it comes a-roaring like the a Mack truck at full speed. There are, however, many days when courage seems to slink around like a hunter stalking its prey. Today, courage just seemed to give up on me.

Then as I lay in bed looking back at the events of the day, this quote came back to me. I think that’s courage whispering in my ear, telling me that tomorrow is another day. I hope it comes to you when you need it most as well.

Inner Peace

Kung Fu Panda

Po and Inner Peace


Kung Fu Panda is one of my favorite movies for so many reasons. It is witty. It is funny. It does have some insights that children and adults alike can pick up.

One of the things that stuck to my mind from the second movie is the concept of inner peace. I always remember Po and his quest for inner peace. I found it hilarious how he kept hitting the pole in the barge all the while muttering, “Inner peace. Inner peace. Inner peace.” Continue reading

On New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions


It’s a bit early for New Year’s resolutions, you may be thinking. Recent events in my life have led me to thinking about changes, however, and what are resolutions if not changes?

In the past month or so, my life has taken a turn for the worse. Or for the better. It depends on how you look at things, and at this point, I choose the latter. Things may seem bad right now, but in the long run, it’s probably for the better.

This brings me to resolutions and how it has become tradition to make them when a new year begins. But why do we have to wait till the beginning of a new year to make changes for the better? Why can’t we just say that today, I will implement change? Continue reading

Time

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Time

Best not to “lose your mind” and “find your voice” on the same day. ~ Twitter user KnowledgeBishop.

Or the same week, or whatever period is applicable.

How true this is! In many things, we need to give ourselves time and space before we make decisions. While some life changing events can happen in mere moments, there are a lot of things in life that need more deliberate action and thought. A lesson in patience and a test in character is to give yourself enough time to ponder on things.

Moving On

Moving on

One step at a time

I have come to the conclusion that the phrase “moving on” and its derivatives are some of the most overly used phrases in this life. That’s a clear testament to how life is. Things are in a constant state of flux. It is only a question of how you deal with it.

Moving on can mean so many things. Each person will have his own interpretation. However, it doesn’t really matter what specific issue/s you are dealing with. I think that at the end of the day, there are two things that count.

  1. Your realizations. What have you learned from your circumstances?
  2. Your plan. Are you willing to change for the better? What specific changes are you making?

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