Letting Go Of What Doesn’t Serve

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For the past two and a half months, I have been practicing daily yoga.  And a simple yet profound reminder I discover from my practices is the saying of “letting go of what does not serve.”

What does not serve?  “Do I have to eat that broccoli? Why is being nice important?  How come everything has to be perfect?” are examples of situations that we may come across but struggle with the “right” answers.

And here, the “letting go of what does not serve” reminder is useful.  If it does not serve you, does not energize nor motivate you, just let it go. No need to struggle or suffer.  Easier said than done? You said.

The key lies in figuring out what you want. As the late Stephen Covey said,

to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage . . . to say “no” to other things.  And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside.

That “bigger yes burning inside” is what does serve you.  Something that moves you closer to your goals.  You see, doing the right things does not have to be painful.  It just need clarity.

What is currently not serving you?


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