“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin
Have you ever found yourself holding onto something? I’m not talking about possessions or anything physical, here. I’m talking about the internal stuff that we all seem to have difficulty releasing at times. We avoid expressing our feelings because we are afraid of how others might experience us. We avoid sharing our opinions because we don’t want to rock the boat or upset others. We avoid asking for help because we don’t want to be a burden. The list of things we fiercely hold on to can be pretty long.
One of my early teachers once said, “What you repress you get to keep; what you express you get to release.” In other words, there is freedom in letting go. And when you are free, then you can begin to thrive. This is such an important idea that I invited my friend and colleague, Moira Hutchison, to help us integrate it into our lives as a regular practice. Here’s what we talk about in the recording: