To let in, you must first let out. If you want to live well, if you want to be happier, letting go is the way. To invite happiness into your life, you must let go of negative thoughts. To invite more love into your life, you must think love thoughts. To connect with yourself, you must let go of anger, hate, greed, jealousy, lust, fear, and unpleasant feelings.
Letting go heals. It transforms your life. It frees you. You let go of negative things because you want to free yourself. In order to really connect with your soul, you must practice the art of letting go. Sometimes you want to let go, but your ego says ‘don’t do it.’ Remember that you cannot live a better life without first destroying your ego. If you want to move forward in your life, you must destroy your ego. You must destroy your enemy: EGO. Detach from your ego and you will be free. In his book Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within, Chade-Meng Tan writes, “A person suffering from greed, hatred, anxiety, fear, lust, or other afflictive mental state is like she is holding a peace of burning hot coal in her hand. The solution? Just open the hand and let go of the hot coal.” Is it going to be easy, no. But you can do it.