Just Let Go

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from severe depression, and a bipolar diagnosis.

About this photo: “I try to view the world from a place of love, but it is hard when you have been hurt or have issues that keep you from getting close to people. I have learned that I must recognize my negative thoughts and feelings and try to let them go. The difficulties in my relationships and pain I hold onto are hurting me the most. I must try to acknowledge my negative thoughts as they come, recognize them without judgment, and release them. Like letters in the sand, I must see them but know that they will soon be washed away. If I let them be washed away, I can strive to exist in a more balanced and healthy, loving place.” 

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  1. your photo is lovely. I love the beach and have often written in the sand too. See if you can find a Celebrate Recovery group in your area. That may help you with some of the letting go of the past hurts. I know it has helped me with doing more letting go.

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  2. Hmm… not sure about the quote. I think there’s a lot to be said for being kind to yourself. If you’re feeling hurt or conflicted about a relationship, there may well be a good reason. Maybe you need to express your feelings to the person or maybe it’s just not a good relationship and you should let the relationship go, or at least put some space between you.

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  3. Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves – J.M.Barrie.

    A few words spoken with sincerity can be a window on to the soul letting in chinks of sunlight. The effect can be cathartic, and letting go might be the first step to that catharsis.

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  4. Tears well up as I take in your photo and words of expression. I too deal with bipolar and your comments hit me deep within. I’ve told myself the same exact things many times, but there are days that I suffer and I’m unable to change my mindset. I tell myself that this too shall pass, and it does. Thank you for sharing your experience. It reminded me of the tool to be positive.

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