Being Woman, Living life, Reflection, The Self

Let go…?

Letting go of the need for attention, appreciation and approval.

Freedom.

The key word is “need”. Everyone enjoys attention, appreciation and approval. I know I do.

But it is not for them that I do what I do. I hope it is not because of them that I am who I am.

Within me is a world of needs to be satisfied – curiosity, intellectual challenge, to do no harm, contribution to a greater good, being considered, to be fair, maintaining integrity in what I do, to broaden instead of constricting my world, just to name a few. They do not rest on others’ attention, appreciation or approval.

Selfish? Maybe.

I know this, my focus may be external, my motivation is internal. Mostly. Flawed human that I am.

I cannot remember exact moments when I learned to let go. Though I do know the lessons were learnt in the difficult moments of my life, when I realised I have little to no control over certain circumstances. And I also realized then that there are many aspects I can influence, and it is to these my attention goes.

Letting go is not giving up, nor is it passive. It is a mental and emotional state of awareness, which guide our actions.

I am still learning to let go in different aspects of life.

 

I will let you decide whether the music video is intended to complement this post, or vice versa 😉 Enjoy!

 

~ FlorenceT

 

[Header image: Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash, cropped]

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