A very interesting link on some things we need to do to be happy:
We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy – we cling on to them. Not anymore. Starting today we will give up on all those things that no longer serve us, and we will embrace change.
Letting go is a theme that often comes up when thinking about happiness and truly living in the moment (and seems to have taken the internet by storm thanks to the movie Disney’s “Frozen”). Why are the two so tightly connected? The things that we cling on to the most are things anchored in the past. They are memories, events, habits, incidents, or even objects. But as long as we are living in the past, we aren’t able to fully appreciate the things that are right before us, in the present.
Letting go is allowing yourself to appreciate and accept the past, but move forward without the significant anchor weighing us down. When we are able to move forward from the past as a very valuable teacher, and apply what we have learned to appreciating the moment, we open ourselves to happiness.