The Lowdown on Embrace and Let Go
Many of my friends probably have heard me talk about my theory of Embrace & Let Go. That's how I deal with my challenges when they arise. That technique has helped me through many difficult times.
Here's how it works. When I face a challenge, I embrace it. Embracing it means that I feel the pain, frustration, rage, or whatever feelings that challenge elicits. The key is not to deny those feelings. Don't try to replace those feelings. I let them marinate in my mind and reflect on the origin of those feelings. Then I let it go. I let it go only after I come to the understanding that there is nothing I can do to change the past.
Sounds pretty simple. It is. However, it takes practice to get better at it. I use the technique in dealing with happiness also. I embrace the feelings of being happy, enjoy it, reflect on it, and let it go.
Please remember that hardships give us strength and patience. Happiness allows us to be grateful.