“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” Lin Yutang
Wisdom (and health) often come from knowing what to let go of, not what to hold on to. Letting go means giving up control and/or releasing unrealistic expectations. This allows us to be imperfect. Letting go does not mean we are giving up. Instead it means we have chosen to make decisions that strengthen us as a person by allowing us to focus on and protect our self-worth and our authenticity. Learning to let go of things, issues, or people that no longer serve our best purpose is a vital part of emotional and physical health.
Life is always changing and how we “accept the things we cannot change” can mean the difference between health and dis-ease. Often the first (and most difficult) step is realizing you need to let go. What can you let go of in your life (a job, a ritual, a trait)? Trust yourself and take the leap.