I think it’s a universal law that you have to clear space for newness to enter; let something die for something to be born; cleanse to heal; let go to receive. Just like we clear our lungs to take in new air, we need to empty our minds of dull ideas to create brighter lives.
1. Let go of the belief that you’re not worthy of your desires.You are worthy of your desires.
2. Let go of the fear-based notion that you have to say yes to everything in order to be liked, loved, profitable, charitable, kind. Fewer yeses can actually help you be more generous with your giving.
3. Let go of promises that you’ve outgrown. If a commitment is keeping you smaller or duller or safer than the person you’ve become, then it’s not serving anyone.
4. Let go of the insidiously subconscious standard that how you were treated in the past is how you should be treated now. Your family, your old boy/girlfriend, or your last boss may not be the best metric by which to measure how you want to be treated. You’ve grown—your standards for love should grow with you.
5. Let go of the incredibly sexy-dullifying belief that you’ll never get what you want the most. (See #1:You are worthy of your desires.)
6. Let go of the material stuff that you just don’t like. In fact, if you don’t LOVE it, make a plan to get rid of it. Too tight, too shabby, brings up bad memories. As me n’ my girls habitually remind each other: “Effin-get-ridda-it.”