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The Art and Practice of Letting Go of Control

Hi everyone, my name is Claudette Lyons and I’m here to share with you my personal journey of learning to let go of control and embrace the flow of life. I hope that by reading this, you will find some insights, tips, and encouragement to do the same.

Letting go of control is not easy. I know this from my own experience. For a long time, I was a control freak. I wanted to control everything and everyone in my life, from my family, to my loved ones, to my colleagues, to my business partners. I thought that by controlling them, I could make them happy, avoid conflicts, and achieve my goals.

But I was wrong. The more I tried to control, the more I felt stressed, anxious, and unhappy. I realized that I was not really in control of anything. I was only creating more problems and suffering for myself and others. I was missing out on the beauty and joy of life, because I was too busy worrying and micromanaging.

That’s when I decided to change. I decided to let go of control and surrender to the universe. I decided to trust that everything is happening for a reason, and that whatever happens, I will be okay. I decided to focus on what I can control, which is myself, and let go of what I can’t, which is everything else.

It was not easy, and it still isn’t. It takes practice and patience. But I can tell you that it is worth it. Since I started letting go of control, I have noticed a positive change in my actions, emotions, and mindset. I have become more calm, peaceful, and happy. I have learned to appreciate and enjoy the present moment, without worrying about the past or the future. I have learned to accept and love myself and others, without trying to change or judge them. I have learned to be grateful and optimistic, without taking anything for granted or expecting anything in return.

How did I do it? Well, there is no one right way to let go of control. Everyone has their own path and pace. But I can share with you some of the techniques that have helped me along the way. These are:

  • Affirmations: I use positive statements to affirm my trust in the universe and my ability to handle whatever comes my way. For example, I say to myself: “I am safe and secure. I am guided and protected. I am flexible and adaptable. I am open and receptive. I am confident and capable.”

  • Visualization: I use mental images to create a vision of what I want to experience or achieve, without being attached to the outcome. For example, I imagine myself being happy, healthy, and successful, without worrying about how, when, or if it will happen.

  • Writing: I use writing to express my thoughts and feelings, without censoring or judging them. For example, I write down my fears, worries, and frustrations, and then I let them go. I also write down my hopes, dreams, and gratitude, and then I send them to the universe. I write my visualizations of what I wish to achieve for new experiences of lifestyle.

  • Meditation: I use meditation to quiet my mind and connect with my inner wisdom and intuition. For example, I sit in silence and focus on my breath, or I listen to a guided meditation that helps me relax and surrender.

These techniques have helped me a lot, but they are not the only ones. You can find many other ways to let go of control, such as yoga, music, art, nature, prayer, or whatever works for you. The key is to find something that resonates with you and makes you feel good.

Letting go of control is not a one-time event. It is a continuous process that requires awareness, intention, and practice. It is not always easy, but it is always rewarding. It is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. It is not a loss, but a gain.

Letting go of control is an art and a practice that can transform your life for the better. I invite you to try it and see for yourself. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Thank you for reading. I wish for you and your loved ones a peaceful, prosperous and Healthy New Year.

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