Letting Go During Everyday Life

Letting go during centering prayer is meant to continue the rest of your day.

What do I mean by this?

I mean we should never hold on to thoughts and emotions that are not productive.

They stop us from accomplishing the daily tasks that we need to complete.

When I become worried, I let it go.

When I become anxious, I let it go.

When I become frustrated, I let it go.

When I become afraid, I let it go.

It is okay to acknowledge emotions but they will often stop us dead in our tracks.

We need to let them go so we can move on.

I realize that at times there are thoughts and emotions that we need to deal with.

I do not suggest repression.

I suggest that we let them go so we can move on with our day.

Later in the day if we need to deal with them, we can.

Read more in Sitting with God.

An excellent way to let go is with journaling.

Drawing from the wisdom of monastic life, modern psychology and best practices in personal productivity, the Monk Manual provides a daily system of journaling that will help you find clarity, purpose, wisdom, and peace in the moments that make up your life.


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