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You are not supposed to be happy all the time. Life hurts and it’s hard. Not because you’re doing it wrong, but because it hurts for everybody. Don’t avoid the pain. You need it. It’s meant for you. Be still with it, let it come, let it go, let it leave you with the fuel you’ll burn to get your work done on this earth.

Stay in the moment. The practice of staying present will heal you. Obsessing about how the future will turn out creates anxiety. Replaying broken scenarios from the past causes anger and sadness. Stay here, in this moment.

Sometimes everything hits you all at once. You lose a relationship, change jobs, old friends go and new ones come. It’s up one day and down the next. You have it all together on Monday and by Thursday you don’t have a clue. Life is one big wave and all we can do is flow, grow, and adapt.

Sometimes all you can do is accept there’s not much you can do. And sometimes all you can control is how well you let go of control.

Being okay if it happens and okay if it doesn’t happen is a very powerful place to be.

I’m beginning to suspect that the second half of life is about learning to let go of everything I feverishly collected over the first half that wasn’t loving or human.

When the world feels like an emotional roller coaster, steady yourself with simple rituals. Do the dishes. Fold the laundry. Water the plants. Simplicity attracts wisdom.

Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you.

Embrace the pain of letting go of that which is not good for you. Step into it. You are stronger than the pain. You can survive and you will thrive again.

Relax. You are enough. You do enough. Breathe extra deep, let go, and just live right now in this moment.

The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.

Life is a balance between what we can control and what we cannot. I am learning to live between effort and surrender.

One of the happiest moments in your life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.

Breathe. Relax. Let go.

Anything you can’t control in life is teaching you how to let go.

Let go of control. You’ll feel instant relief.

Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.

Five things you can’t control: What other people think of you. What other people do. What happens around you. The outcome of your efforts. The passage of time. So let go and focus on what you can control—what you do today.

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.

One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.