Letting go of something or someone you have loved is hard work. When you have treasured something so dearly, releasing it seems counter intuitive. Although, at some point, it is necessary. You must let go in order to move on. Holding onto to something that is gone only keeps you stagnate. Becoming ready to let go is a process, If you have reached that place, these three steps will help you on your journey.
1. Know what you are releasing
To successfully let go, you must first know what you are releasing. Memories and experiences will never fade. What you are truly letting go of is the attachment to the outcome. Maybe things did not go as planned this will not change just because you are holding on. While endings are often painful, you must release the expectations you placed on the interaction in order to move on.
2. Release with Love
While most endings breed bitterness the trick to letting go is to release with love. If you are releasing a person wish them nothing but the best even if you do not mean it at first. Pray that get everything you want for yourself and observe the difference this act makes in your life. If it is a state of being you are letting go of, move forward with fondness for the time spent there. Harboring anger about the outcome of a situation keeps you stuck. Making the shift from anger to love will free you from this self made prison.
3. Forgiveness is for you
You must forgive yourself and others if you ever want to move forward. What happened simply happened, forgiveness is the key to letting go. If you feel responsible, let yourself off the hook by acknowledging that you did the best you could. If someone else is to blame, know that if they could have done any better they would have. Forgiveness is for you, the act of releasing on this scale liberates you from the cycle of obsession. Once you have forgiven you have let go and are now free to move forward in a good way.