One of the common sayings that you may have heard is “just let it go”. While this sounds easy to do most people find it very hard, especially if the thing they are being told to let go has a solid emotional grasp on their mind and body. How then do we “just let go” of something that is causing us discomfort, pain or negative thoughts. Try the following steps:

1. Become aware of what the feeling is that bothering you and allow the feeling to come up without resisting it, venting it, fearing it, condemning it or judging it. Just see it as a feeling.
2. Stay with the feeling and let it run its course without wanting to modify it, make it different or do anything about it, this means to simply let the feeling be there and to focus on letting out the energy behind it.
3. You want to focus on letting go of wanting to resist the feeling, as it is this resistance to the feeling that keeps the feeling going. A feeling that is not resisted will disappear as the energy behind it dissipates.
4. When letting go, ignore all thoughts. Focus on the feeling itself, not on the thoughts. Thoughts are endless and self-reinforcing and they only breed more thoughts, which are an excuse made up by the mind about the events that take place.

Some “letting go” affirmations and metaphors that might help include:

1. Although letting go seems simple and easy, its ultimate effects are profoundly powerful; The purpose of letting go is the elimination of ego. The ego is fearful and limited, and when it is surrendered the inner self stands forth, and what was always more powerful is revealed.
2. We must let go of negative thoughts and belief systems and shed the stress of negative emotions that give them energy; We have to cancel the negative programming that comes from our past, the world, as well as our own belief systems.
3. The only power that anything has over us is the power of belief that we give it. The body obeys the mind and therefore the body tends to manifest what the mind believes… The way to change our bodies is to change our thoughts and feelings.