How to Let Go of Anybody or Anything
When I was eleven, my cousin stole my birthday money—all of it.
As a young man, the love of my life told me she needed to move—out of state—in a few days! And nothing was said about staying in touch.
When I was older, a co-worker went on a campaign of backstabbing lies to the boss. And he got what he wanted. My job.
Have you noticed how easy it is to be bitter? I hope not, but if so, you will know how hard it is to stop; and rightfully so, because being hurt gives us certain, undeniable rights.
We have the right to feel angry, resentful and even hateful, if that is what we’re feeling; we have the right to hold onto our bitterness for as long as we want, decades even; we even have the right to make ourselves sick with it.
Yes, sick. Studies show that when I am sinking into bitterness (or any negative emotion, my body is tightening, breath shortening and blood pressure rising. A long period of bitterness can cause permanent medical problems and even shorten life; and it does.
What makes it all worse, what makes it absolutely appalling, is that the target of my bitterness is out there living life; he or she is not feeling much if any of this; her or him is entirely unaware or completely ignoring me.
For those caught in this agonizing web of pain, for all of us who have at least thought of stopping, the question is How?
Bitterness, hurt, anger and sadness, come from our emotions, and, as you know, emotions cannot be turned off. Short of repression, they just come up.
I know, because for many years, I did everything I could to stop them. Over and over, I tried forgiveness, prayer, psychology and more.
And although these helped, they did not stop, or even lessen, those emotions.
What to do? Stop trying to stop them, and let them go.
Give yourself a way to let go of those who hurt you.
Give yourself a way to let go of those emotions.
How to Really Let Go of Anybody or Anything
It is a simple technique that releases negative emotion and negative parts of past relationships. You can also use it to calm stressful situations of the day.
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A Quick Look Back:
I began this in-ward journey on Feb. 10, 1971
Over the decades, I have
* Guided individuals and workshops
* Written 6 books, plus 1 for young adults & 2 for children
* Written a nationally syndicated newspaper column
* Hosted a radio talk show on creating positive change
* And you can find me on Twitter andYouTube ( @DanielSperaw )