An honest dialogue about love, life, and everything in-between...

12:27 AM |


There are things in life we all hold on to. Sometimes it's as simple as an old toy. Sometimes it's grudges, anger, distrust, hate and hurt. Whatever it is, there comes a point where, in order for you to move on, you have to find a way to let go. While it may not seem like these burdens are holding you down, this extra baggage you carry makes your journey a lot more cumbersome and tiring. The load you're carrying may not break your back, but if you look close enough you'll see it is slowing you down. And if you are not acknowledging your baggage, you will unknowingly pass it along to the ones closest to you.

But how do you let go? I think it starts by first letting yourself see what you are holding on to. You have to ask yourself why you are carrying this around. Once you figure out what it is you are carrying, how you let it go will be up to you. I feel that letting go is not the same as forgiving. It's also not the same as forgetting. It's not that you're telling the person that wronged you it's ok. There's a way that you can decide that you are not carrying this anymore without doing either. My process will be different that the next man's and it'll change for each situation. So there will be a way for you to. You just have to discover what it is.

I know that this all is easier said than done. There's a lot I haven't let go of either. But I had a chance to let some of what I was carrying go this weekend. I feel much better for it. Hopefully I'll be able to do the same with the rest. I recommend you all try and do the same.