Day 133 ~ 177 Days of Unexpected Health Project

Letting Health Go

I can have a tight grip on life sometimes. I think some have labeled that, “controlling,” but I prefer to think of it in a more positive light; more like persuasive?! How about, “nudging?” Okay, I may be a downright control freak, but rest assure that I am quite aware of my areas of weakness. And as always, today, I was humbly reminded of the Unexpected Health one finds when…letting go.

Now, there are lots of obvious health aspects of letting go. Letting go allows faith and hope to make an entrance in any situation; practicing the art of letting go makes way for unexpected opportunity to present itself; and being able to let go frees up our minds, allowing us to focus on something more profound…more healthy. But the Unexpected Health in letting go is that as we loosen our grip on the outcome of our lives–as we blur our vision on what we ‘think’ we know for sure–we actually gain more clarity…and having our vision cleared is healthy.

Today, I wrote a “letting go” email; a just-need-to-get-this-off-my-chest kind of correspondence. As soon as I clicked, “Send,” I was pleasantly (and healthfully) surprised by the response I received. As I let go and sent my concerns out into cyberspace, I received the most uncontrollable but most gratifying gift…support.

I am constantly amazed at how letting go allows others to help gently loosen the tight-fisted grip we may have on the future of our lives. It is so easy to ‘hold on for dear life,’ trying to force one outcome or another. But when we let go, we allow for what is SUPPOSED to happen, not what we THINK should happen. I’m not saying that letting go answers all of life’s mysterious questions, but I do find we can see a bigger picture, we can expand our lens just a little wider, when we let go. So the next time you find yourself trying to control a situation, throw your hands back from the death-grip you are holding and allow for the magic to unfold. I am convinced that the more we let go, the more we let in. -Until tomorrow, Jaime

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