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Not Scared of Letting Go

How many of us do really want to let go of something? Let's say you want to let go of someone you love after breaking up with him, or maybe you want to let go of something in the past because it doesn't work anymore, but it keeps holding you back because you've been comfortable with it? How many of us do find it hard to let go? I believe every single one of us experiences this in life. It's really funny, isn't it? We really want to let go, but we can't.

I wrote a post about letting go before (if you want to read it yet, click here). Now I am writing the second post about letting go with the new title, "Not scared of letting go." The keyword here is 'not scared'. Because when you ask yourself whether you can move on or not, the question is actually not “Can you let it go?” The real question is “Are you brave enough to let it go?

letting go
"to let your frustrations, anger, etc. go and not let it stress you out like it has been doing. Letting go means you don't have to stress over whatever you're letting go anymore" (Urban Dictionary)

Everyone can let go. They are just not willing to let go. If you look further, it's not that people are not willing to let go. They are just scared of letting go because they are not sure things can get better if they do. It's such an irony. People feel bad as they feel trapped of something they don't let go, but they're still not brave enough to let go because they're afraid worse things can happen if they let go. They're afraid the consequences of letting go will be more painful than the pain they feel today.

The question is actually not “Can you let it go?” The real question is “Are you brave enough to let it go?

To let go, you need courage and faith. You have to open up your mind to realize that you're not meant to get stuck in unchanging situation that makes you feel lost. Letting go doesn't mean you're a loser because you give up so easily. Letting go means you're smart enough to know something is not relevant anymore so you need to move forward and keep going on.

When you let go, what you're really doing is making room for something new. It is not the ending. It's the beginning. You may think something is too great to let go, but most of the time, greater things can only happen after you let go. So don't be scared to let it go, because it's the first step of new better things in your life.

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