Letting go of attachments can be a difficult thing to do. It is scary to release that which brings us comfort and a feeling of security! We surround ourselves with things and people who make us feel safe. What would happen if we let any of those those things go! Many are to0 afraid to do that, even if that which we are attached to no longer serves us! Is that self loving?
Recently I had an experience of letting go many things I loved and was very attached to. I decided to leave Chicago for the time being. I had lived there for a very long time. Had a home I loved that I had recently redecorated, a community of like minded friends that I cherished, clients, and work I enjoyed. Too many other things to name, that gave me lots of joy,comfort, and a great feeling of security. I was trying to finish my book about Self Love that I had been writing for over 7 years and felt distracted needing to earn a living at the same time. What to do? One morning I literally remembered I owned a home in Fla. with my sisters which I had not been to in a few years. It was May, my favorite time of year in Chicago. Going into summer which we in Chicago live through the difficult winters to get to. Looking forward to all the fun of Chicago summers! The thought of going to Fla. in the summer, not knowing anyone there, and the time when it is the hottest and most humid. Was I crazy? Was I really going to leave all that I loved to go there? I kicked and screamed and threw my own form of a tantrum but something deep inside kept saying GO! It made no sense but I felt compelled to follow my intuition and pack my bags, letting go of all these attachments!
It is July and I have now been here in Fla. close to two months. I do have moments of feeling alone given I do not know anyone here and I am a very social being. Sometimes even still asking what am I doing here? But, most days I feel at peace. I am feeling more grounded. After living in high-rise buildings for years I spend hours in nature loving it! I am working with even more clients on the phone and writing my book! It is very different then my life in Chicago yet it is wonderful! The buddah once said, transformation occurs when you let go of everything! I know for myself that my willingness to let go was the most loving thing I could do for myself!
What attachments are you willing to let go of to transform your life?