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learn to let go (read all 7 entries…)
Learning to not hold in my feelings all the time

Image Caption: How do I practice conveying this feeling in words?

I finally let go of someone I thought would change but didn’t. I think I was being very cautious around him, which in a way made our relationship end up like that – cautious and wary. It’s actually kind of sad. I was sad when we finally cut ties – I bawled and cried for all of the times that I spent with him. The times that I spent trusting him. And I guess he trusted me too to an extent. But I guess we just didn’t match.

Although I was really rude to him – and he probably won’t read all of those texts I sent his way – I’m so glad that I was able to let go for once. Like this dam of feelings just broke free. I need to be able to do this more frequently and not in one huge break of emotion. How do I practice this??

Can anyone help me? How do I practice expressing my emotions freely without fear of judgement? How do I think less and react more?



Comments:

Practice

makes, (well, not perfect, but) better.
Keep trying and trust yourself. You’ll get there.

fear of judgement

in my opinion, a fear of judgement could be a lack of trust in others. give people more credit! and if they let you down, well that is being human. but give people the opportunity to let you down because that comes along with the opportunity for them to pick you up and all the other great things that come from connection. life is amazing that way.

its definitely easier said than done but i just keep saying it. lol. and more times than not, i end up doing it or at least trying it.

giving is a blessing in and of itself. for me, it reminds me that i am capable. i can give! i dont think we need to expect anything back from a particular person. when we do so, we cheat ourselves a little. so allow me to practice what im preaching… im giving my opinion and i hope it is helpful but i totally understand that it may not be. peace!


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