The Act of Letting Go - Ashleigh Green

by Rose Lamont

Why is it that the act of letting go can be so difficult? When we think of letting go we think of it as an act, a chore, something to do. Letting go should be simple - like a mango falling from a tree - seamless, effortless, the mango doesn't think about letting go, it just simply surrenders and lets go.

When we try too hard to let go, we're actually holding onto more than we need. We're clinging to the thought or act of doing instead of just doing. 

When we learn to surrender and let go - physically, emotionally, mentally, energetically, even spiritually we start to release ourselves to any attachments along the way. We start to enter into a state of SPACE and FREEDOM from those attachments, those outcomes and we just allow ourselves to simply be, as we are, right here and right now. 

A wonderful Mantra that can help with letting go is AUM NAMO NAMAH - which means I surrender, I let go.

A practice to try this week can be finding a space where you can sit comfortably, closing down your eyes and setting an intention of something you'd like to let go of (a thought, emotion, memory, habit) and then take 3-5 deep belly breaths.

On your final exhalation release the Mantra AUM. Inhale and then as you exhale your next breath release AUM NAMO NAMAH. Repeat 3-5 times.

Afterwards sit quietly with the eyes closed, breathing naturally and notice how you feel. 

Love, Ashleigh Green