Letting Go, Opening to Life

 

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell

Profound words from a master!

So many of us have our noses to the grindstone, following a path that we set for ourselves a long time ago, or worse yet, that someone else set for us. Sometimes it’s doing something that we think we ‘should’ do or feel others expect of us. Or in other instances it is a path that once fit us but now might not so much. Living like this can leave us feeling stuck, empty, with not much to look forward to.

Does this feel familiar at all? I think that most of us might have one or two areas of our lives (if not more) where we feel like this. Perhaps it is a relationship that we keep trying to make work but at the heart of it, we know it isn’t the right thing for us. Maybe it’s a career path that we thought we wanted but are finding that we aren’t feeling fulfilled. It can be difficult making the decision to let go of something that we have held onto for so long. Sometimes it might feel like if we let it go, there won’t be anything to take its place. A scary place to be. However, it is in the letting go that we create space for new opportunities to come into our life, opportunities that might open a whole new world for us.

I work with individuals in my private practice who find themselves at crossroads where things just don’t seem to be working or feeling the way they thought they would. It might feel like a change is necessary, but they are terrified to let go of what they know and open a space for something new. Working with a psychotherapist like myself can help you open the door to a new you.

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About the Author:

Cindy practices psychotherapy in Aurora, Ontario. She sees couples and individuals and practices a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities including animal assisted therapy with her two Golden Retrievers, Romy and Aspen.

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  1. Todd Hayen December 17, 2011 at 5:49 am - Reply

    Thank you Cindy for another great post. What you say is so true! Letting go of the familiar and known, even though it might be hurting you, is so difficult for us to do. But when room is made for something new, wonderful things can happen. Thank you for your insight!

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