Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Giving up isn't a necessarily bad thing…

The quote to the left by Danielle LaPorte  showed up in my inbox this morning. Most of her Truthbombs do resonate, but there are a few that hit me like a bag of bricks at just the right time I need someone to swing that bag. I journaled this morning about walking away from an idea and an action that I needed to give up on months ago. It really has been a major block in my life. Without going into detail, they were thoughts that were weighing heavily on my mind and becoming compulsively obsessive, taking way too much of my waking, and sometimes sleeping, hours. It was definitely holding me back, keeping me from moving forward, and absolutely blocking me from even thinking about writing. I need to honor myself and catch up to where my life is leading me. I need to walk away. Let go.
I realize I write quite a bit about letting go. It's so important to move on from whatever is holding you back, though. Holding on to that memory, idea, or wish that things could be different keep you from moving forward. I'm not a therapist, but I've spent many an hour reading books by women who felt they were at their bottom, but end up rising far beyond where they ever thought they'd be. The only way they accomplished this was by letting go of the “thing” binding them to the past. I write about letting go because I hope to be able to do so one day. Soon. Maybe today.