There's been a lot of talk about letting go this week. In particular letting go of the fear ... of letting go.
What is it we imagine will happen if we let go?
Less control means all sorts of things: possibilities such as change or good stuff or ... nothing. What I notice with anyone dealing with the prospect of letting go is that they are so sure, so focussed, so convinced beyond doubt that only bad things will come of it. They are so fused with the idea that control is their only option for survival (even though it is making them miserable and exhausted) ... that to let go and release their hold on everything they control will obliterate them. They will no longer exist. They will dissolve. They will fall apart.
What's missing from this story or view of the world is the whole picture. There is no consideration of the possibilities. There is no acknowledgement that there might be other options, other consequences, other results. There is just the simple, long held and fiercely guarded certainty that it will all fall apart.
Letting go isn’t the end of the world. http://tinyurl.com/3f6xw85.