The Difference Between Letting Go and Giving Up

Written by on July 27, 2019 in Inspirational, Relationships & Sex, Thrive with 1 Comment

Image result for letting goMany of us from time to time have tasted defeat and wondered what are we doing wrong or what can we be doing “better”? But after a while, you get to a point where you realize that what you have believed you were fighting for, you’ve actually been fighting against. And this isn’t to say that any choices we’ve made prior were good or bad ones, just that over time we eventually land where we are meant to be; no matter how many choices we make that inevitably delay it.

I know first hand that the mind and heart do not always play nice and that sometimes you need to quiet them both and go deep into your soul to find the answers best for you. Often it’s only when we quiet the mind and release the heart do we afford ourselves the opportunity to connect with our own inner guidance; the one that is objective and has no agenda.

We can trust this voice because unlike the mind it’s not “thinking” logically as to what might make the most sense, or take into account what others might think, etc. And unlike the heart, it’s not tied up in the emotion that often clouds us from accurately seeing things that are potentially dangerous to our overall well-being.

When we listen to what I love to call the “song of our soul”, we are hearing the equivalent of our inner child reading from the book of our personal purpose. And that inner child of ours is bursting with authentic joy in remembrance of who we really are and why we were put here, to begin with. Not to get distracted in everyday life, nor lost in it to overlook what some might consider being trivial.

This voice reminds us of who we really are. Of who we were before the world told us we must be in order to fit in and be accepted into society. And under all of those labels and expectations are layers of dreams and ideas forgotten that merely need to be wiped clean again. Kind of like restoring that classic car you’ve had parked for over a decade that you finally pull out of the garage with pride; shiny and new and representative of the fun and freedom, yet hard work you’ve put into designing your life up until now.

And let this also be a reminder that there is a big difference between letting go and giving up. We may feel like a failure if we leave that dead-end job we’ve been in for 15 years only because the manager keeps promising that killer raise and promotion, but if we never leave, the new opportunity that could afford us the title, the pay rate and the lifestyle we desire can never reach us. And obtaining those things, if part of our particular dream, would make us feel like we achieved a lot, no?

This is surely not to say that accomplishments are based on just what you do for a living, nor is it to say that money is a true measure of success, but for so many of us we fear to let what we want to happen actually happen, because what’s happening now is less scary than what we make up in our heads of what COULD happen, right???Image result for letting go

Enough of that nonsense! It’s time we make a switch…from living in fear to living FEARLESS! All it takes is a bit of trust in oneself, a dash of guts to take a risk or two, a hint of confidence, a splash of imagination and inspiration and as much joy and celebration as you want for dessert!

We attract what we think, right? I think that it’s safe to say none of us here are strangers to manifesting or how it works, so always remember that. And remember as well that what we resist persists, so by default of how society would like us to be, we are always manifesting…low energy things, often things we do not want and we may not even be aware of it. So take back your power, and get back into the flow of fulfillment.

Some people will come into our lives for a day, a year, or a lifetime and they are also reminders of the energy we put out. So be mindful of areas in your relationships that feel forced as it may be time to take a look at things you may be holding too tightly to and that some release could allow some resolutions to breathe themselves into your situation.

When we remain mindful, but let things happen as they will we accept a communion with nature that will respect you back and allow you to happen to things just as much. And what I mean by that is the more we take the time to acknowledge, appreciate and allow what comes, the more what comes will be exactly what we wanted to come.


Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to

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  1.' clnews says:

    Awesome article Tamara! Very helpful!! You are the best!!!!! -Ross

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