“To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clinging and disappointments of the past that bind our spirits.”
—Jack Kornfield, American author & Buddhist practitioner
Personal freedom is a core value many people cherish. In her book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson describes many tragic examples from the past that still spill over into our modern world.
Despite certain gains in personal freedom in parts of our world, many people often find themselves confined and bound in their inner worlds by aspect of their past.
What are some of the ways you can better release yourself from the past?
What difference would letting go of these burdens do to free your spirit?
– Oscar Wilde, writer and poet
This quote seems a bit contrary to the idea of being happy with who you are and what you have, and living in the present. It does, however, point to a significant driving force for most of us – namely, the desire for growth and progress.
Where in your professional and personal life do you experience dissatisfaction or discontent? Which of these areas can be influenced and improved through your efforts?
Select one or two of these and make the needed changes to realize the progress you desire.
Find a coach or an accountability partner to help increase your chances of success.
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