Inner Growth Word of the Day: Let go of
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: to stop holding or gripping (something or someone). – often used figuratively: You need to let go of the past.
Let go of in a sentence: When you let go of something or someone, it isn’t always easy.
Let go of in action: Releasing your hold on something or someone physically is an act that you take, but when this release is figurative it involves emotions and thought. In either case, you let go of that something or someone.
Let go of and inner growth: When you let go of something or someone it’s typically preceded by a situation or event that brings about the need to let go of that something or someone. When we’re talking about ‘letting go of’ in a figurative sense your emotions are involved; this is where inner growth comes into play. Contemplating letting go of and the feelings that arise in making that decision bring you to take a look inside and understand your reasons for letting go of, as well as exploring the challenges you may face in having to let go of something or someone.
Let go of and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: Is it easy for me to let go of something or someone? What does letting go mean to me? How has learning to let go of something or someone affected my life? How has it affected me and those around me? What are some of the life lessons I’ve acquired due to having to let go of something or someone? How do I feel about letting go of something or someone?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with let go of at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Next to each word listed place the first thing that comes to mind, something or someone you’ve let go of. From the list pick one to three words with your let go of event and expand on each. Write about your feelings during the event, your thoughts and self-discoveries, as well as the biggest life lesson you gained from the experience.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about figuratively having to let go of something or someone. Allow that feeling to flow, but silence the thoughts for a couple minutes. When you’re ready let your thoughts come in too; pay attention to the first ones that come to mind. Allow those to express themselves individually and make note of what stands out in how you feel about each one.
Your turn – Share your let go of sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂