Letting go is one of the hardest things to do.
You often hear someone say ‘just let it go and move on’. However as humans we have this hope that things might change, that people might change.
This causes us to hold on, sometimes as tightly as we can to things. Be these thoughts or feelings. We hold on and on, so tightly we cause ourself tension and stress.
Maybe we hold on for fear of change or fear that we have had these thoughts for so long, that we couldn’t possibly function without them.
A simple way to put this to the test is, clench you fist, as tight as you can.
Feel the tension in your hand, wrist and forearm. The whiteness of the knuckles as you squeeze your hand so tight. Notice how this feels to your body.
The tension, you might have even started to hold your breath.
Then release your hand slowly. Did you notice how your body relaxed and your breath returned to normal.
Now imagine that tension running through your entire body from thoughts or feelings which we just don’t seem to be able to let go. We hold on and hold on and sometimes we forget that holding on is only hurting ourself.
Imagine what we could achieve if we were brave enough to let go, to bring peace to our mind and body.
The below relaxation focuses on letting go, with the theme of balloons.