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August 26, 2019
How To Let Go

Melissa Di Fonzo

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How To Be Present

When we live in our heads, we are not able to let go. When we allow ourselves to surrender to the present moment as opposed to living in the past or future by way of our thoughts, then we can let go.

We learn to let go when we learn to be present. How do we do that?

  1. Get into your body by using all your senses - notice what you see around you, the way your body physically feels, any sounds or scents around you, even what you might be tasting in your mouth.
  2. Focus on the things that are going well in your life. Grab a pen and paper and write down 5 things you are grateful for in that moment. Keeping a favourite journal in your bag will help you feel prepared to make journalling a routine.
  3. Take a deep belly breath and connect to your inhales and exhales.
  4. Open your heart. I find visualizing an open rose helps me feel more open-hearted. You can also try to imagine a bubble right in front of you that is collecting all the negative energy in your body that doesn't belong. Then when you feel like you've transferred the energy that is not serving you, visualize yourself popping the bubble. Once you've done this, imagine another bubble in front of you collecting all the energy that the other bubble might have missed, and once you feel it's all been collected in the bubble, pop it again.

Sometimes letting go is hard because the present moment might feel painful. If we allow ourselves to accept the present as is, we will be able to live more wholehearted lives.

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