There comes a point in everyone’s lives when they are faced with a harsh reality. They must let go of someone or something that holds significance for them. This can be a most trying period. Usually there are emotions that come into play and, for one reason or another, it plays heavily on the heart.
An uncertain future can wreck havoc on the most heroic of us. And can lead to a nostalgic longing for the past. In turn, it may cause difficulty in moving forward. No one can get ahead with one foot in the future while the other remains firmly planted in the past.
Bold steps must be taken. For the sentimental, this can be heart breaking. Not because our prospects are bleak but having to forego the past and familiar does not always constitute an ideal frame of mind. Most of us are hard-wired to hang on tightly to the devil we know. Disregarding the possibilities for improvement. Being stuck in yesterday, will eventually have to be conquered. It can be tough to allow that which is familiar the liberty to be altered but all new things are not necessarily bad.
Once new actions become habits they are rooted in our psyche. And by our very nature we want to hold on to the lives we have forged for ourselves. Tomorrow need not be any more frightening than what has gone on before. Humans have the ability to adjust remarkably. But when years are spent following regular routines, the notion of adapting becomes a foreign concept.
Confidence is the ability to let go of the past and create a better future may take a beating when one is not challenged enough on a daily basis. Take heart because even letting go of those we love will ultimately result in a positive experience.
We never lose those who have touched our hearts even when the moment to free them arrives. They may no longer be around physically but true loved ones are in our hearts forever. When the time is right, it is okay to let go.