NOTE: This is an extract of the Day 7 challenge from the "September 10-day Letting Go Challenge" I held on Instagram. If you would like to read the other day's content, head HERE.
“You have so many layers, that you can peel away a few, and everyone’s so shocked or impressed that you’re baring your soul, while to you it’s nothing, because you know you’ve twenty more layers to go”.
Today’s challenge may seem to be against all our beliefs, of being strong, of being resilient, of being powerful. But sometimes, “falling apart” seems to be the only way that leads to clarity and it is exactly what is required for us to reveal those inner layers that deeply hidden underneath.
When we try to hold it together,
we make do.
we disconnect with our true feelings
we turn a blind eye.
Each day, we are trying a bit harder until it is beyond our measure We then discover that we couldn't find our way back...
But what if you have outgrown your skin that the shedding is inevitable?
What if the breaking is not to break down but to break open?
What if after the initial discomfort of falling apart comes with the sweet release and revelation?
What if the falling apart is a necessary step for the rebirth of you?
And suddenly a whole new world emerge in front you
that you never would have believed to exist
“Falling apart” instead of “Holding it together” brings you clarity on what is truly yours. Anything that fall away isn’t part of the integral part of you in the first place. Time, money, the material possessions, the fair-weather friends, a socially-admired relationship or the glamorous yet soul-sucking career.
It is when we are striped bare we gain the clarity of our true essence. To redefine our boundaries, claim our voice and experience great joy, freedom and support.
If you have been holding it together for too long and feeling exhausted. Maybe it is time to let everything fall.
If you want to cry, cry.
If you wan to scream, scream.
If you wan to be angry, let the anger flow.
Don't try to hold it together under a calm exterior.
Ask yourself below questions:
Am I trying too hard that I no longer feel the joy in my heart?
Beneath all the dramas, what makes it really hard for me to feel relaxed and happy? Are they against my values and core beliefs?
Am I doing this out of love or what others are saying or how they are responding?
What makes me feel completely free, cleansed and childlike?
“I allow all the layers that are not part of me fall away