EXERCISE: Letting Go
As you read this exercise, take a deep breath, and as you exhale, allow the tension to leave your body. Let your scalp, forehead, and face relax.
Your head need not be tense in order for you to read. Let your tongue, throat, and shoulders relax. Let your back, abdomen, and pelvis relax. Let your breathing be at peace as you relax your legs and feet.
Can you feel a noticeable change in your body since you started reading the previous paragraph?
In this relaxed, comfortable position, say to yourself,
“I am willing to let go. I release. I let go.
I release all tension. I release all fear.
I release all anger. I release all guilt.
I release all sadness. I let go of old limitations. I let go, and I am at peace.
I am at peace with myself. I am at peace with the process of life. I am safe.”
Go over this exercise two or three times. Repeat it whenever thoughts of difficulty come up. It takes a little practice for the routine to become a part of you.
Once you’re familiar with this exercise, you can do it anywhere at any time. You will be able to relax completely in any situation.