Waiting to board my flight, I found myself repeating to myself “the act of letting go”. I was not sure why I was murmuring these words to myself repeatedly. Maybe because I don’t enjoy flying very much. I love to travel, but I wish I have the super power to vanish from one place to another without hassles.
Anyway, while I was chanting away, my husband, who was sitting next to me at La Place in Schiphol Airport, was looking at me with a slight frown of curiosity. “Babe, you’re doing that thing again when you stare into space and then end up writing a book. We don’t have our laptop charger with us incase you start writing non-stop.” I told him, Babe, it’s okay. I’ve learned how I can gradually offload without running down our battery. I learned this by letting go. This short and vague conversation with my husband triggered a memory; a learning I’d like to share with you.
About a year ago, sharing my creativity in public would be so terrifying that I would feel anxious for days, even without actually sharing. The thought of shining or expressing my authentic self was terrifying! I’d rather hide or seek approval from others before I’d let myself shine. After a public event, I would spend days depending on the approval of others to truly be proud of myself. Did I make sense? Maybe I talked too much? Did they like my presentation? Did I make a difference? Uhm…, give me a thumbs up if you can relate!
Deep down, I am confident and I do believe in myself. Nevertheless, the strong hold that kept me from operating on higher frequencies is the importance I held towards others perception of me.
The moment you let fear of failure hold you back, you allow the perception of others control your life. The consequence of this is detrimental to you and your relationships. If you see your self-worth and possibilities for growth through the eyes of others, then you have built your whole belief system and self identity on the standards set by others, and have lost sight of your true self.
Think about this. The whole universe is connected to form a unit of different networks. Each individual is a unique part of the equation. Your finger prints proves this! There is no one like you in the whole wide world and that is why no one can share your finger print. Be you! Be Authentic and bring that to everything you do. This is a way to stand out and make an impact. If you don’t let go and start expressing your authentic self, you remove yourself from the whole equation of life and the role you play in it. How can you then be happy or successful when you have made yourself dormant.
Take a moment to reflect. What is it that you’d like to let go of? Feel free to share.