Meditation for Letting Go || 10 minute releasing meditation
Sierra Vandervort // August 24th, 2021
Sometimes, letting go is the hardest thing to do.
It’s a natural urge for humans to hold on to things. We so desperately want things to go “right.” We long for a life that overflows with happiness & prosperity, and when we don’t get it – that can cause a lot of stress. In today’s meditation for letting go, we’re stepping into a space of softness and acceptance.
Resistance to the present moment is one of the most common reasons for pain and suffering. We often want to fix and manipulate every little thing until it’s perfect. While there’s nothing wrong with striving for growth & prioritizing joy in your life – it’s easy to let it take over your well-being.
When we find ourselves resisting the way things truly are in any given moment, we close ourselves off to the present and we often miss an opportunity for learning and growth.
Let me give you an example.
Say you’re headed into town one morning and you go to catch the bus. You spill a bit of your coffee on the way out the door, so you’re just a few seconds late to the bus stop. You watch in frustration as the bus pulls away, knowing the next one is now 15 minutes behind.
You have two options here. You can:
- Sulk in defeat and aggravation the entire time you’re waiting for the next bus. Constantly imagining how much better your morning would have gone if you had just made it to the bus on time.
- Let go of your resistance, and take your extra time to sit contentedly at the bus stop. Perhaps with a book, or maybe just watching the world go by.
I doubt I need to explain which choice is more beneficial here. A simple practice of letting go can help you release resistance, and find peace in the present moment.
I hope that you’ll be able to use this meditation for letting go as a continual way to find a connection.
If you’re totally new to meditation – that’s great! I’m so excited you’re here. It’s really not hard, and you don’t have to worry about trying to do it “right.” The best advice I can give for beginners is to just let go. As you follow my instructions in the recording don’t worry too much about how or if you’re doing it right, instead just let whatever happens, happen.
If you lose track of the meditation and your thoughts take over you, that’s ok. Just come back to the recording whenever you notice your attention has drifted. Be kind to yourself, and simply come back to the practice.
For your meditation, set yourself up in a position that feels comfortable. You could be seated on the floor, in a chair, or even lying down. Make sure you’re comfortable, but also that you can still remain alert. The meditation included below is best enjoyed with headphones so that you can remain undistracted and fully immersed in your meditative experience.
After you’re finished with your meditation, allow yourself to return to your daily activities slowly and with intention. Remember that with ritual practices, there is no right or wrong. It’s all about what feels best to you and what’s going to help you feel most nurtured.
Meditation for Letting Go
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