Is it time to let go again? Part II

Letting Go ...

Letting Go …

In part I, we discussed letting go of negativity while embracing more positive energy. A number of tools were discussed that help me and could inspire others. It’s good to be aware of your own tools for raising positivity.

Qualities and Skills We Share

Letting go of what doesn’t work encompasses some forgiveness work. Most of all, I must forgive myself for having things not turn out exactly as I wanted. This requires flexibility. There are many positive outcomes to forgiveness when we are flexible. Once we let go and forgive we can be influenced by the great qualities our friends have cultivated in themselves. A person can inspire with the qualities they share.

A friend talks about comfort with herself. After I talk with her I sense a feeling of comfort too. Another friend uses flexibility in a skillful way. I feel a sense of possibility. Yet another friend uses consistency. I am motivated by this. Forgiveness has opened my heart in my friendships.

The Significance of Hanging On

Letting go is a quality that I haven’t always embraced. It is a feeling that I have been wrestling with in my mind as I talk to myself about the importance of hanging on. Hanging on during rough times, hanging on to difficult friendships and hanging on to the joys and education of the past.

I have come up with the insight that it is not all about letting go. It is also not all about hanging on. Yet, this quality can help us with resilience and tenacity. By hanging on, we have the strength to overcome some of the trials that could have lead to giving up. But the two used in balance can be a smooth gymnastic routine. One flowing into another, they move gracefully as they perform with their cartwheels and somersaults. Letting go and hanging on are both important.

Decisions That Strengthen Us

A person having mental illness and making a decision to let go of some of the difficult feelings that go with symptoms will open the door to new opportunities. Once you’ve made a decision, you may find you are supported by divine intervention. Your will is strengthened with decisions.

An addictive personality knows this sometimes isn’t easy. Deciding many times, things will change, is not a mistake. Sometimes it takes a strong personality to keep making good decisions.

I will not take more medication than is necessary to combat symptoms of mental illness. I will study the notes written during my counselling session each week. I will talk to my friends about how I am feeling and keep the communication between us open and honest. These are several of the decisions I am working on right now. I am sharing them with you in hopes you will become more aware of the decisions you make related to letting go. I am sharing them with you so that you can influence your life with good decisions.

Now I will invite you to let go of what doesn’t work for you in this post and hang on to the parts that motivate you. I’ve talked about letting go in regards to forgiveness, hanging on and decision making. There is a lot to letting go but sometimes the best gift it can give is to close certain doors and open others. I hope you are empowered, even if you have a mental illness, to let go of the negative.

Can you then move forward, in spite of a mental illness?


About friendofsnowflake

It is my pleasure to welcome you to my Blog! My name is Melanie and my nic-name Snowflake as you may already know. I'm excited to share some of my ideas and writings with you. It's interesting how psychological concepts can make things a little clearer. I have a psychology degree from the University of Waterloo. It is my hope that I can share some knowledge with you. Some of my hobbies include playing piano, guitar, drawing and more recently beading. It also really interesting to recieve comments from the amazing people who read my Blog. I hope if you feel inclined that you will tell me a bit about yourself. I would like to think that some special time spent off the net is also important for you or me. In this time you could sing or dance or just sit with a book. In the mean-time it's nice to have met you because there is some quality time spent on the net. I hope you have had time to look at your favourite song or look up your favourite author. My favorite song is True Colour by Cyndi Lauper and my favourite author is Gretchin Rubin. I feel gratitude that I can write this Blog. I hope you come back and see what new Blog is here over time. In the mean time have a great day and stay you!

Posted on December 10, 2012, in Balance, Depression, anger and negativity, Emotions, Happiness, Self Esteem and Positivity, mental health, New Age Psychology, Out there, Relationships and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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