Day 1655: Letting go

Is everybody ready for another post about letting go?

Before I say more about letting go, I’m not letting go of my habit of sharing links to my previous posts with similar titles (here, here, and here).   I am now letting go any judgment of the fact that all those previous “Letting Go” posts occurred during the first year of this living-non-judgmentally blog.

Now that I’ve let go of that, I want to tell you that yesterday’s  therapy group focused on “Letting Go.”

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I’m now letting go of my disappointment about my inability to include a blow-up of that white board, zooming in on the words “letting go” (in a different color, on the right). If you can’t find “letting go” amid all the red on that white board, let it go.

People in yesterday’s therapy group did an exercise in letting go by writing down words of things they wanted to let go. Here are some of the words I let go:

DOOM

GLOOM

DISASTER

JUDGMENT

HATE

UNWORTHY

SELFISH

FEAR

 

Since last fall, I’ve been letting go of negative reactions about

  1. my open heart surgery,
  2. the recall of my pacemaker/defibrillator, and
  3. the U.S. election.

Letting go takes a lot of work!

Now, I’m letting go of many things as we prepare for our move close to the ocean. Sister Thrift is a great place to let go of possessions for a wonderful cause.

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Now I’m letting go of all my other photos from yesterday.

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While I did let go of many CDs yesterday, I’m not letting go of any of the Compact Discs shown above.

Here‘s Bonnie Raitt singing an amazing song about letting go:

Feel free to let go of any thoughts and feelings about this post in a comment, below.

I’m now letting my gratitude — for all those who helped me create this post and for all those who are reading it — go out into the universe.

 

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35 thoughts on “Day 1655: Letting go

  1. Sometimes, we have to hang on even in the middle of letting go.

  2. Yup! Most definitely synchronicity in action, x lots! ❤

  3. Damn, I have a ton of used bed pillows to get rid of. Guess I’ll have to let them go somewhere else. 🙂

  4. Don’t let go of the links–they’re helpful for finding other posts!

  5. Aha, the act of letting go while holding on!!! That is a tricky one!

  6. Here’s a song I can never let go of, Ann.

  7. It’s always hard to know what to keep and what to let go, but when I think about it memories may be our most infinitely renewable resource. When we commit something to memory we can let it go and keep it at the same time.

  8. Letting go allows space for love. Keep going Ann 💕

  9. Letting go of expected responsibilities

  10. Such a lovely thing to ponder–letting go. So difficult to carry out. Even when we know we must. Blessings as you make room for other things, and find new joy in the things you keep. 🙂

  11. I believe that the older you are, the easier it is to let go. How I wish I’d let go of the jealousy and insecurity and second-guessing long ago. Maybe it’s because I have fewer years ahead than behind that I let go of almost all that upsets and haunts me. I want to live the rest of my life in peace. You too.

  12. I found the words “letting go” in darker ink on your board! (My phone let me zoom in) I could not let go of the challenge of finding it.

    Even though you are very busy moving and letting go of doom and gloom and worries and CDs, I notice that you always set aside enough time that you do not have to let go of us. Thank you!

  13. Moving presents such letting go dilemmas

  14. Never letting go of ‘here’ though!!

  15. My first read of your site, found it interesting and then entertaining. Wow, “letting go” I’ve moved house 3 times within a year, and I’ve let go of truck loads !!

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