The more I have learned to LET GO, the more life fulfillment I have received.
As I look back on the life lessons I experienced over the years, the Law of Detachment is one of the most valuable principles that I practice daily. The Law of Detachment enables a person to maximize growth within the present moment without factoring in what has happened in the past or what will occur in the future.
To be completely upfront, there was a time in my life, about a decade ago, where it was all about me. Self-preservation is a must, but as I have analyzed my real intentions, they were very selfish. The words “I” and “my” were used as my go-to description of what my life objectives were focused on. My point had to be heard… My feelings had to be practiced… My way or the highway… I have to be #1… I have to make sure that I am taken care of. The list goes on and on.
I sincerely had no idea how limiting this thought process was. I’m not trying to say that to maximize the quality of your life you should not take care of yourself. Please read on and be patient because by the end of this article it will make much more sense.
In 2009, I started to transform my perspective. I starting learning, studying and implementing certain principles in my daily life. My perceptions of how to live changed, too. “My” and “I” became more inclusive because I started to look at the world as one moving part with trillions of subparts that we are universally a part of. The deeper the understanding of this concept, the more I was able to LET GO.
For example, when I got up to 300 pounds in 2009, I took the time to reflect on my patterns at the time. They included me eating whenever I was supposedly “hungry.” I became attached to a way of living that my body did not like. On top of my self-assessment, as the “my” in my life started to include family members, friends, and mentees that were looking up to me, I felt more compelled to be a role model and leader in all aspects of my life. Because I was financially independent and #1 in my sales career, I did not put the same attention on my core ability which was my health. I had to LET GO of that belief system, which led me to hire a nutritionist/body builder/personal trainer who helped put me on a path to gaining my physical freedom.
The old “I” used to abuse alcohol and disguise it as a celebration. I had become accustomed to using different forms of outside stimulation every time I did something that was considered good. The new “I” started to take a look at the track record of my reckless decision-making processes and decided to make a drastic change. I didn’t realize this at the time, but once again, the new definition included much more benefit to the ALL versus treating my emotional void that I had due to “my” lack of personal development at the time. I permanently LET GO of my habit of drinking October 31st, 2009.
Those are just two examples, but so many people, thoughts, and actions have been LET GO of and replaced as I have grown and developed. Evolution cannot take place with a transformation, and a true transformation requires emotional and physical vulnerability. I sincerely believe that we were all born in a state of pure perfection and the more that we have allowed life to add emotional baggage to us, the more we have been pulled from our true potential.
The only question left to ask is: what are you willing to LET GO of today that will help you get to the places you deserve to go in your lifetime?
Learn more about speaker Kinja Dixon: campuspeak.com/dixon.