"Life is a balance between holding on and letting go." - Rumi
Life is a series of balancing acts. We balance home and work. We balance responsibility with self-care. When it comes to moving forward in our personal growth, the balance of holding on and letting go is key.
We hold on to so much in our lives. We hold on to people, situations, beliefs. Some of it serves us. Some of it doesn’t. It’s the same with letting go. We make these choices throughout our lives.
The waters get muddy when we navigate what to hold on to and what to let go of. We have the well-intentioned people around us with their advice. We have our own considerations in our heads. If I do this, will this happen? If I don’t do that, what will happen? We look behind. We look ahead.
Achieving the balance
Really, what we should be doing is deciding what something feels like and if it serves us. Does it feel good? Is it working for me?
That’s when another balance comes into play: the balance between mind and heart. Sometimes, we need to pause the clamor that goes on in our minds, and listen to what our hearts our telling us. What your believe in your heart never steers you wrong.
When we clear our minds of all the chatter, and listen to what our hearts our saying to us, we know what to let go of and what to hold on to.
Sameena K. Mughal, Author, Freelance Writer