Practicing letting go is one of the foundations of mindfulness. But how is it done? What does it mean? It could mean letting go of a disappointment from the past, a relationship that’s not working out, or it could mean letting go of a plan to change someone or something. Letting go can also be less tangible. It might mean letting go of a way of thinking that creates a negative state of mind, or it could be letting go of trying to control a subtle behavior.
Here’s an easy five-step meditation you can use with yourself or your clients to practice letting go.
It’s helpful to remember that letting go is rarely a one-shot deal. You may have a sense of acceptance around a situation one day, only to have an uncomfortable sense of clinging return the next day. Your mindfulness practice can help with this process.
It’s helpful to remember that letting go is rarely a one-shot deal. You may have a sense of acceptance around a situation one day, only to have an uncomfortable sense of clinging return the next day. This is why it’s helpful to practice mindfulness on a regular basis in a way that fits into your schedule and is helpful to you.
Practice letting go with little, everyday irritations, and with bigger issues. With regular practice, letting go will come to you with more ease.
We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!
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