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Entries tagged with “Letting Go”

10 of Today’s Most Enlightened Women on Letting Go

Our favorite pieces on removing obstacles to love, creativity and truth

15 Affirmations for When Things Don’t Go As Expected

When your expectations are dashed, try these affirmations.

17 Affirmations For Embracing Imperfection

“You don’t have to be perfect at something the first time. In fact, you never have to be perfect at all.”

29 Ways to Let It All Go

Maybe you’ve come across one of those bumper stickers that reads Let That #$!% Go, or you’ve seen a T-shirt with the same expression and a serene image of Buddha. But how to let go?

42 Forgiveness Affirmations to Lift the Weight Off

Here are some affirmations to help wash away the pain of resentment to a more loving, healthier, fresher, lighter, cleaner and joyful life.

9 Things You Might Assume Are Your Fault, But Aren't

When blaming yourself for your own suffering becomes a core belief.

Care of the Soul: The Place Beyond Seeking

I used to be a seeker, looking for answers to all sorts of questions, wondering which religious tradition was right and best, concerned about the nature of the afterlife, wishing I…

Close to the Ground: Just Stuff

One of my sisters hasn’t spoken to me for some 20 years now. I am guessing it’s because I sat next to her ex at a family wedding. He is fun and funny. I laughed a lot. Unskillful i…

Composting for Your Life

It’s Spring 2012, and we just had a super full moon: The moon was closer to the earth than it’s been all year. Here in Vancouver, it’s just starting to get warm, though the cherry …

Dropping the Struggle for a Perfect Life

An Excerpt from Dropping the Struggle by Roger Housden

Find Your North Star

Let the gravity of your star pull you into your dreams

Full Moon Meditation for Clearing and Letting Go

"Take a pause around the full moon (ideally within three days of it) to reflect on what you might be ready to let go of, and gently cleanse it from your mind and body with this simple meditation practice."

How Letting Go of Expectations Enables You to Live Better

Expectations can lead you astray, and hanging on to them can lead to disappointment and angst. The author learned three lessons from her peach trees about unmet expectations—and how letting go of expected outcomes can lead to a better life.

How Not to Stew

5 ways to stop stewing, and let go of minor offenses.

How to Occupy Raging Bulls: The Way of the Tao

I’m going to tell you a story.One day, there was a raging bull in the middle of the main street of a small village. None of the villagers could get past. Everyone was upset about t…

Let It Go, Set Yourself Free

I remember the first time I went to a talk on “letting go” nearly thirty years ago. I could not comprehend what the speaker was talking about. I remember thinking I didn’t have any…

Letting Go and Falling Up

I remember this one time, when I was telling myself to really, truly let it go, with “it” being the dissolution of my beautiful life, I went into a rage and nearly took myself out.…

Letting Go of "Letting Go"

The art of moving into the peaceful state of Letgo

Letting Go of Being Right

Excerpted from The Power of Forgiveness by Joan Gattuso

Letting Go of Emotional Pain

Most of us have felt self-conscious from time to time. Self-conscious emotions include embarrassment, guilt and humiliation. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll lump them together here und…

Letting Go When You’re Holding On

How can you support yourself to let go?

Living Ultra-Light

Growing up in the rather conservative city of Ottawa, Canada, I never felt that I fit in, but I found a niche at fifteen when I discovered alcohol, boys, and dance clubs. My favori…

Meditation for Letting Go with the Waning Moon

An audio meditation for letting go and moving on.

Poem: Buoyancy

"When you find yourself in turbulent waters / tie a rope to your center / and loosen your hold.

Powerful Practice for the Waning Moon

Use the waning moon as an opportunity for release.

Rate Your Pain

Rating your pain can help you brush off the little stuff and focus on what truly matters. “While this rating system doesn’t take the pain or hurt away, it helps me put it in perspective.”

Take It or Leave It: 5 Affirmations for letting go

Decades after leaving monastic life, the author continues to find freedom in his vow of poverty.

Writing a Letter of Forgiveness

An adapted excerpt from Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges by Lori Deschene

Your Assignment: Shake Things Loose

Share your own special practice

Zen Garden

As her family begins the restoration of a traditional Japanese-style garden, Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller receives a teaching of love—and of letting go—in the fleeting beauty of its flowers.

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