Loosening The White-Knuckled Grip and Finding A Little More Peace Along The Way

Prompt: Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?


A short list of what I’ve let go of this year:

My ego.


My regularly scheduled life.

Why did I let go so much?

It just wasn’t working anymore.

Or ever, really.

To be honest, I was tired.

Tired of fighting every single battle in the world. I was tired of the constant struggle of trying to be in control. I was tired of learning the same lessons -over and over again.

The experience of loosening up my grip on everything has been nothing short of revolutionary. I feel lighter and less anxious. My connections are more heart felt and to be honest, scary. I feel vulnerable. Not in the oh-my-god it’s so scary way, but in the let’s try it this way and wow the level of kindness is awe inspiring.


Is there something in your life that is no longer useful to you – an old story, an outdated belief, a pair of shoes? Can you let it go?

Author: Alice Bradley
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