Lockdown gives us time to learn the art of letting go

It is a skill that requires acceptance, moving on and relinquishing control

We are at a time in our lives when letting go is proving terrifying as we have already lost so much control over our lives. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

We are at a time in our lives when letting go is proving terrifying as we have already lost so much control over our lives. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

We are conductors for our experiences. Soaking them up like the absorbing sponges we are. In this way, precious moments, people and events often sharpen our personalities and blend together to form a part of our identity.

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In an ideal world, the experiences we attach ourselves to would always be colourful and positive. However, the negative encounters can consume us in a way that we struggle to let them go and prevent ourselves from growing in a positive light or moving forward. There may be a bad relationship blocking us, a chapter in our life we would rather not dwell on scourging our memories or a wrong path we fell down obstructing the inner workings of our mind, stopping us from taking a necessary step away.

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