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Rules of Happiness #5 – Learn to Let Go – July 17 Inspiration

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Happy third Sunday in July!! How’s the weather in your part of the world? We’ve had a few days of very humid weather, and it looks like more is on the way (“heat dome” is what I’ve read – not looking forward to that!) As a person with asthma, I have difficulty breathing on these days when the air is so heavy! I actually enjoyed doing the grocery shopping in the air-conditioned store (no AC at home), and then picking up Coolattas for hubby and me afterward (and it was fun doing the “pay it forward” thing – told the server at the drive-up window to apply my change to the order of the person  behind me!) 🙂

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Onto today’s rule…

Rule #5 – Learn to Let Go

 

“Remember, letting go doesn’t mean you “forgive” the person at the grocery store, or you “allow” that kind of behavior. It just means that you release the negative emotion inside of you.

 

By releasing negative emotions, you’ll not only enjoy much more freedom in your life – you’ll also become more emotionally stable and less stressed too.” — Karl Moore

By letting it go, it all gets done.

The world is won by those who let it go.

But when you try and try,

the world is beyond the winning.”

Lao Tzu

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This rule fits in nicely with a post I published a few months ago about Setting Down Baggage and Letting Go. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, please check it out!

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My reflections:

There’s so much truth to this, even though it’s not always easy to do. Yet, when we set down our excess baggage and let go of burdens we aren’t meant to carry, it really does lead to greater happiness and life seems lighter and more care-free.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you agree in the value of letting go and moving forward?

Did you get a chance to read my related post, Setting Down Baggage and Letting Go

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9 Comments

  1. Kebba Buckley Button

    K-Lee, I am a huge fan of letting go. A young friend of mine once said, “Sometimes you have to kindof make a HOLE in your life for new stuff to flow into.” She meant, you have to let go of something first, clear a path, make room for change. Your illustration from LiveLifeHappy is so true: letting go creates that space for something better.

    17 . Jul . 2016
  2. Bibi Van Heerden

    Letting go is one of the kindest self-focused acts – you forgive others, you forgive yourself, & move on!

    18 . Jul . 2016
  3. Berlin

    I like your rule for the day. Unburdening those excess baggage may also mean accepting what we cant have, welcoming in good vibes, and yes, letting go. Happy day to you. In our place, its so hot!

    18 . Jul . 2016
  4. Jennifer H

    Thanks for the reminder. It’s something I have to actively work on….letting go. Now I have the frozen song in my head. LOL!

    18 . Jul . 2016
  5. Susan Marot

    It is so hard to let go and I like the way you have said that it is not about forgiving. Thank you!

    18 . Jul . 2016
  6. Mike Gardner is The Time Doctor

    For me this is the best rule so far, there is no chance of moving forward unless you’re prepared to let go, as you rightly say Karen it’s not about forgiving and forgetting, it’s about you as a person making the decision that you will not let that negativity eat away at you

    18 . Jul . 2016
  7. Donnah Morgan

    Letting go has been my mantra for years, it’s so empowering and others can see how it works…and the weather with me today is Hot…thanks for asking. Dx

    18 . Jul . 2016
  8. Joy Healey

    Hi,

    This is a great way of looking at negative emotions.

    Someone once told me “Let go, and let God” – and once I had been granted that permission it really was such a relief to do that.

    Roasting here in the UK, and that’s really something!

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

    18 . Jul . 2016
  9. Ken Weliever

    Wonderful advice for stree free living. Reminds me of a neat little book by Albert Cliffe, Let Go, and Let God

    18 . Jul . 2016

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