The Practice of “Letting Go”

Learning how to let go is a universal need, and a skill that can make your life happier, more peaceful, and even more productive. Of all us have one or more “sticky thoughts” that are not really doing anything for us, and are not really pleasant—yet we find it hard to let go or move on. In this post we will learn the tricks how to let go things and move on in life because It leads to stress. Unhappiness. Anger. Righteousness. Being judgmental. Distancing ourselves from others.

And it leads to being closed off to the beauty of this moment, as it is, full of openness and possibilities.

If you’d like to work on letting go, practice simple tricks

Letting Go

You can actually practice this all day long, because even if we don’t realize it, we’re clinging and hardening and fixing upon viewpoints all day long.

Here’s how to practice:

First realize it:-

Start by realizing that you’re stubborn. Notice that you are stressed, upset at someone, feeling like you’re right and done right, complaining about someone or a situation, not being  open to other viewpoints, putting something off, avoiding, tensed. These are good signs that you are holding on, hardened in your viewpoint, fixed, and attached, clinging. Get going at noticing this.


Notice the tension is in your body. It’s a tightening that happens from your stomach muscles, through your chest, into your throat, up to your forehead. Think of this as your central column, and it tightens up when you think you’re right, or someone else is wrong, or you really want something or don’t want something.

 Become aware:-

           Open your awareness beyond yourself. Once you’ve done you can open your awareness from just your own body and your self-concern, to the world around you. Become aware of the space around you, the people and objects, the light and sound. Open your awareness to the neighborhood around you. Specially if a person with whom you are upset.

Be open:-

Become aware of openness & possibilities. With your mind opening, you can start to feel more open. Your mind is no longer closed, but has made space for possibilities. You are not fixed on one right way, but are open to everything. This is the beauty of not-knowing.

Open to the beauty that is before you. Now that you are not fixed on rightness or your way or the way things should or shouldn’t be … you can take in the actual moment before you. You’ve emptied your cup, and made room for seeing things as they actually are, and appreciating the beauty of this moment, the beauty of other people, and of yourself. This needs real courage and humility to do it.

Step forward:-

Step forward with a not-knowing openness. From this place of relaxing your fixed mind, of opening up … take the next step with a stance of not-knowing. You don’t know how things should be, let’s find out! You don’t know if you’re right or wrong, let’s explore! You don’t know the answers; you just hold the questions in your heart, and move into open possibilities. Go the person and just open up and speak. Give a tight hug possible. All will be fine.


Yes letting go is incredibly difficult. No matter if we hold on to worries about the future, or if we keep replaying the mistakes of the past again and again in our mind it can be quite painful when you have difficulties to move on. The desperate attempt to hold on to the things that were familiar to us limits our capability to experience happiness and joy in the present moment. Life is all about continuous change. 

It is that simple. And of course, it takes a lot of practice. You can do this at any moment, but it’s helpful to have a short time of day when you set a reminder and then take a few moments to sit still and practice with whatever you’ve been clinging to today.

When we practice like this, we are shifting from our habitual patterns of self-concern and shutting out all possibilities, to openness and not-knowing, to unlimited possibilities and seeing the breath-taking beauty of the world in front of us.

Here are below some powerful letting go quotes:

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Each of these quotes is a powerful reminder that letting go is both possible and desirable. They build awareness of the whole process of attachment and letting go. Whether you need to let go of grief, a broken relationship, trauma, past emotional hurt or abuse, or regret over something you did, these quotes can be the first step to have you looking in the right direction.

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Letting Go Quotes: Inspiration for Moving On

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”– Herman Hesse

“Letting go isn’t a one-time thing, it’s something you have to do every day, over and over again.”– Dawson’s Creek

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”– Steve Maraboli

Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energy moving forward together towards an answer.”– Denis Waitley

“Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

Great things Never came From Comfort Zones,

Falling down is an accident. Staying down is a choice.

“Sometimes you have to take a step back to move forward”– Erika Taylor

“Life moves on and so should we”– Spencer Johnson

“Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.”– Dan Brown

4 thoughts on “The Practice of “Letting Go””

  1. Let go is a catchy word that can bring a new beginning. If we want to move forward let go is the starting point for happiness.

  2. Life moves on and so should we. Best quote to conclude the article. Process of letting go happens within ourselves. I believe we are responsible for creating deep peace within ourselves, practice of letting go helps to great extend. Let God take charge of what’s bothering you and be ready for miracles to happen.


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