LETTING GO TO CREATE SPACE FOR BEST LIFE
September 25, 2010. Vairagya is the sanskrit for letting go. Or relinquishing attachment to what actions we've already taken directly or indirectly. It is by letting go of the past that we create space for right now our our future intentions. This time of year is an excellent reminder because nature shows us that everything changes and comes to its natural end. The leaves are falling, nights are getting longer, days shorter. It is a unique time where we look back at the year and recognize all that we got done and all that we didn't and have to decide what we want to let go of.
I was speaking to a friend who is moving and since I did so in June she asked my advice how to prepare. I advised (1) pack the things you absolutely love and want to take with you first in your best boxes and (2) choose those things that you know won't serve you in your next home and let them go (don't deliberate, just decide with heart). Try not to grip at all of it for that will make the process more difficult and by releasing some things you create space for what you really want that fits your situation today.
This is an art form. This is yoga, knowing your heart well enough to choose wisely.
This practices goes on to challenge us to let go of the emotions associated with those things that didn't go the way you wanted them to. As Teitur says, all my mistakes have become masterpieces. Everything actually becomes the fertilizer for your best life. Instead of replaying old stories or reacting to past issues find a way to let go of attachment and create the space for your best life! Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia