To be happy...you must let go of all the negative beliefs, emotions, things, and people which are holding you back in life.
This is something I have realized last month. So, having figured this out, I am trying to determine all the things that are negative that are stressing me out and keeping me from being happy. Some things were easy to figure out, others were not. I'm not done with this process, but I have started it, which to me is a good start. Maybe this isn't a once and done kinda thing. Maybe it's a life-long process. So, I keep going, keep finding the things that I struggle with so I can find solutions.
Sadly, I believe this process has cost me someone I believed was a good friend. Someone I turned to to confide in, someone who made me laugh, someone I had supported through many big changes in her life. I felt we had grown apart and didn't know why, so I sent an email (because she hates talking on the phone) telling her my work on getting happy and wanting to confirm our friendship because she is important to me. Instead of a response to me, I saw two vague social media responses that I knew were directed at me. It's been a week and I still have no direct response to me.
It was painful to see both the two social media comments and to have no actual response to me email. It honestly hurt to the point where I have cried over this. I obviously know where I stand and how much I don't mean to this person. So, I suppose this is what it means to let go of the negative emotions and people in your life. I'm here to tell you it will not be easy. It will be painful and you may cry, but it is important to figure this out. I know in time I will survive this and I will be better for it, but it's not easy going through it.
Have you had to let go of negative beliefs, emotions, things, or people in your life? How did it go? Are you a better/happier person for it?