Letting Go

What does “Letting Go” really mean?

It means not wanting to have control over other people and/or situations. It also means to cleanse ourselves in mind, body and spirit of all resentments, hurts, and negative emotions.

To “let go” is admitting to ourselves that we can’t make people, especially those we love, do things, especially what WE WANT them to do.

To “let go” is to learn from every single experience in life, allowing the negative situations to turn into positive opportunities for growth.

“Letting go” is realizing and believing that the best possible outcome is for the good of all.

To “let go” is allowing others to grow at their own pace, and realizing that not everyone is growing at the same rate.

“Letting go” is all about delving in to your own Self-Discovery process, uncovering your own issues and healing from them. It’s also about permitting others to do the same.

“Letting go” is also about following your own personal dreams, your own personal goals, living YOUR authentic life and not living according to how others want you to live your life, while still loving one another.

“Letting Go” is the act of understanding the importance of, and releasing the negativity that people have been carrying around for many years, such as hurt, guilt, anger, resentment, and any other negative emotion, realizing that they are being weighed down, held back, perhaps keeping them in a constant state of physical and/or emotional despair. It’s realizing that it no longer serves their higher good and purpose.

“Letting go” is living the Golden Rule.


1) Clench both your fists tightly. Tightly enough where you feel the discomfort and pain (people with long nails will probably feel it more so).

2) Hold that position for about 10-15 seconds or so. While doing so, take notice of where you feel the discomfort in your body. Really feel it all over your body.

3) Feel the tension and notice the words you are saying to yourself.

4) When you are ready, “Let Go”!

5) Take notice of the difference of how you feel when you are holding on tightly to something or you just “Let Go”!

This is a good exercise to bring your awareness as to what holding onto something does to your mind, body, and spirit, and how you feel when you just “Let Go”.

Remember, life is about CHOICES!

We really do have a choice to HOLD ON or to LET GO of what holds us back.

Think of what it costs you to HOLD ON, and then think of the benefits of LETTING GO…

My hope is that you make the right choice…

Hope this helps.

Dr. Laura R. Kiray, Msc.D.

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