Holding on to anything is like holding on to your breath. You will suffocate. The only way to get anything in the physical universe is by letting go of it. Let go and it will be yours forever. —Deepak Chopra
Mental exercises help build new brain cells and strengthen the connections between them, which is why I find it beneficial to challenge the brain with new activities every week. This week’s mental workout is about learning to let go and finding the freedom in surrender.
What To Do
Lie on your back and close your eyes. Let your hands fall by your sides and relax. Inhale and exhale deeply, letting go of all the worries, all the responsibilities, all the things that steal your joy today. Let them all float away and let your body sink deeper into the ground with every exhale. Feel yourself getting lighter as the load is lifted. Identify the things that may be stealing your time, money, and energy and ask yourself if they’re really worth it. Most things we can let go of mentally, but some things need to be let go of physically in order for us to truly be free.
Why To Do It
When you find yourself at a fork in the road, you have two paths to choose from: you can stay on the path you’re on or try a new one. Sometimes it helps to approach your problems from a different perspective. Remember that when one door closes, another door opens. When you open that door, it opens you to the present moment, which is the only moment you can have any effect on. Most of us live in the past or the future, and although it’s been said many times before, the beauty and the magic is in the present moment.