The bravest thing one can do is to let go of what isn’t meant for them. Physically, mentally and spiritually. This act requires bravery because we’re inclined to stay safe in our comfort zones, but it is through stepping outside, into the bright and warm sun, that we grow. It may be dangerous, not knowing what will come next in our lives, but letting go is also liberating and thrilling. For it’s when we free ourselves of all that we think we are that we can step into who we’re really meant to become — into who we truly are on the inside.
Of course, it can be difficult to let go of something that we, at one point or another, thought was going to be a part of our lives forever. However, to momentarily pause and see ourselves from the outside, knowing that who we are is so much more than what we may have thought, gives us strength. When we feel our soul wanting to break free from the boundaries that we have built for ourselves, we know it is time — time to let go.
As women, we live our lives trying to care for others. Too often, we can go without realizing that we ourselves are not being cared for in the way we would care for those around us. It’s okay to love without expectation, but we should also be mindful of our own emotional health in the process. We deserve the kind of love that we give, and if we do not receive that love in return it may be time to take a step back, find the courage and determine whether or not a situation is truly honoring, respecting and valuing us.
We have abundant love around us, within us, and beyond us giving power. What is it that you feel isn’t completely meant for you? Is there something that you would speak louder, shine brighter or love bigger without? If so, know and trust that there is more to your story than what you might see at present. A woman, by nature, is brave. Her intuition tells her when something doesn’t fit, when something isn’t making her feel free and whole.
So let us gracefully and powerfully let go of what it is that isn’t serving or adding value to our lives. Let’s show our friends, family and future daughters that time is a treasure worth protecting and spending wisely. Those who do not handle our hearts with care or our souls with intention may not need all the energy we’ve been giving to them. Let us cherish each other and ourselves by constantly reminding one another of our worth and standing up for it in any and all circumstances.
You are brave.
Is there something in your life that you need to let go of today? How do you know when something isn’t right for you?
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